The Grizzly Bear ranges in
colour from light brown to near black. They are primarily
nocturnal, and live and hunt alone. They can be found near
rivers and streams when the salmon are swimming upstream.
They are omnivorous, and other food include plants, berries,
fungus, and other small animals.
The physical appearance of Grizzly Bears differs because
they have a large lump above their shoulders. This is actually
entirely made up of muscle that provides incredible strength
to their front arms. They use their fronts arms for digging
in the ground. The Grizzly Bear can run incredibly fast considering
its large and awkward looking body.
Grizzly Bears live by themselves so usually the only time
you will see them in groups is during the salmon spawning
season. During this time large groups of Grizzly Bears will
collect at the river edge to catch the passing salmon. Although
they prefer fish, if they are not available the Grizzly Bear
will feed on much larger animals. This can include animals
as large as deer and moose.
Grizzly Bears are known for having a very good memory. Because
of this memory they return to the same area where campers
have left food before.