GRIZZLY BEAR, BROWN BEAR
Listen To It!
Mass: 100 to 780 kg
Length: to 2.4 m (8 feet)
Biomes: tundra, taiga, temperate forest & rainforest
Range: Ursus arctos ranges in extremely small numbers in Alaska and western Canada and possibly northern Mexico. Also in eastern Siberia and Hokkaido, and from western Europe and Palestine to the Himalayan region, and possibly the Atlas Mountains of northwest Africa.
Brown bears have been long considered the most dangerous animal in North America, although real danger of attack from this animal is often exagerated. In general, brown bears attempt to avoid human contact and will not attack unless startled at close quarters with young or engrossed in a search for food. They are very unpredictable in temperment, however, and often exhibit impulsive and petulant behavior.
Front paw track ranges from 5 to 7 inches in length (13 - 18 cm); rear track is from 10 to 12 inches in length (25 - 30 cm). Tracks can be differentiated from Black Bear by evidence of larger claw markings in the Brown Bear print.
[ Back To WILDLIFE TRACKS Page ]
[ Back To HOME Page ]
The Virtual Cub Scout Leader's Handbook
E-Mail us at: