The History and Stories of Grizzlies
History and Stories of the Grizzly bear
The North American Grizzly is a subspecies of the brown bear, once widespread in Russia and North America. The North American population is vulnerable. Its range has become restricted mainly to the Rocky Mountains with a population of 13,000; once upon a time, bears ruled North America.
The Grizzly is characterized by the high shoulder hump, his height is up to 1.5 m (5 ft.) and a weight of 500 kg (1,100 lb.) is not uncommon in recent times. The greatest weight of a Grizzly ever recorded was 2400 pounds. Grizzly eats a variety of things, from fish to tubers and berries. They will also eat also other animals as bear seek any opportunities’ to eat almost everything except granite. Grizzly young are very small at birth, weigh 400 g (14 oz.) or less. The greatest danger for clubs is male Grizzly attacks, some researchers say that about 50% of the clubs are killed by males for reason they want to mate again sooner with the females. The cubs stay with there mother usually 2 or 3 years and cubs are born late in the winter or early spring. Mother bears ban together when fishing at the Salmon River banks, all the Cubs play together wail Mothers fish. When the time comes to go back to the den, clubs get mixed up with the wrong Mother, yet when they return to fishing the next day Mothers exchange back their own cubs.
Grizzlies mainly avoid contact with humans, they are sometimes unpredictable and should be given plenty of room; every year, bears maul or kill humans. I encounter a Grizzly and cub in BC Canada and stayed down wind and viewed from a far. These bear can move very quickly, even horses find it difficult to evade a rushing grizzly. The longest time a human has survived living with Grizzlies is 13 summers, then this California man and his girlfriend were eaten by an old male Grizzly
Many people wonder who would win in a fight between a large cat and a large bear. In the early 1800s a fight was stage between a 2000 pound Grizzly and the big cat, a lion weighting at 380 pounds, (Tigers can weight up to 600 pound). After fight was over, the bear easily won, the fight was like a cat battling a rat. Human fights are stage in weight class due to larger human are stronger than lighter weight. In nature, one to one battles with mixed predator species, weight makes a big difference with odd exceptions. A large bear general weights three times greater than a large cat and can break its back from the power of his paws.
There has been very powerful people who have asked, why not wipe out all of these dangerous species of bears, Just because over financial reasons in protecting bears. Luckily we have found many more financial reasons to keep bears.