Monday, September 15, 2008

Grizzly Bears

Grizzlies are the Second largest breed of bear. The grizzly bear is not actually on the endangered species list. With the exception of the Yellowstone Park population of grizzlies, the bear was removed from the threatened list March 22, 2007. Yellowstone is the main range of grizzly bears. They do live in Alaska, Canada, North West United States, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming. Male grizzlies can reach weights of 454.5 kilograms and a height of 8ft on there hind legs. Females are on average 38% smaller than the males. A female will protect here cubs with her life and a male can kill a cub to mate with a female even if the cubs are his own. Although grizzlies are in the family of Carnivora and have the digestive system of a carnivore, they are actually omnivores since their diet consists of both plants and animals. Grizzlies are know to kill and eat moose, deer, sheep, elk, bison, caribou and even black bears. But they also eat berry's, and small bugs that are hiding under logs. If you would like to know more on these wonderful animals then go to this link it has the other things like Protection, Interspecies competition, and Legal status.