Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), a subspecies of brown bear in western North America. Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the Silvertip Bear, is a subspecies of brown bear (Ursus arctos) that lives in the uplands of western North America. Grizzlies are normally a solitary active animal, but in coastal areas the grizzly congregates alongside streams, lakes, and rivers during the salmon spawn. Every other year, females (sows) produce one to four young (most commonly two) which are small and weigh only about 500 grams (one pound). The species Ursus arctos is found across northern Eurasia (including Russia and Scandinavia) and North America and is an omnivorous mammal of the order Carnivora. Photographed in the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download