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Grizzly Bear

No. 100274

by Safari Ltd
$19.99USD

The Grizzly Bear is a large type of brown bear, found in the extreme northwestern regions of the North American continent, especially Canada and Alaska. Though not as large as the Polar Bear, these bears can still grow quite large (up to 1000 lbs. and 6 ½ feet in length). Their sharp claws can be up to four inches long!

  • Scientific Name: Ursus arctos horribilis
  • Characteristics: This Grizzly Bear figure features the distinctive features of its subspecies, including the pronounced hump of its shoulders and the prominent claws on its feet, as well as conveying the overall bulk of this massive bear.
  • Size and Color: This hand-painted Grizzly Bear figure measures 9 inches long from the tip of its snout to the heel of its left foot. It stands 5 inches tall to the top of its hump. It’s about half the size of a standard sheet of paper. Its coloration reflects the variable shades of brown found in this subspecies, with a golden brown face and darker brown shading on its body. Its nose and lips are black, and its claws are light brown.
  • The Grizzly Bear is part of the Wildlife Wonders™ collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History

Explorers Lewis and Clark first described this creature as “grisley”, though what exactly they meant is not 100% clear. It likely referred to the bear’s “grizzled” appearance, with lighter colored tips on its fur. Grizzly Bears can be differentiated from the smaller Black Bear species in a few ways – the Grizzly has a prominent shoulder hump, a less narrow face, and its rump is lower than the shoulders.

Though they are in the order Carnivora, Grizzlies eat animals and plant matter. They eat berries and insects, but will also prey on deer, moose and other large animals. Fish, particularly salmon, makes up a large part of the diet of Grizzlies in Alaska and Canada, and this protein rich diet causes these bears to grow much larger than other Grizzlies.

Grizzly Bears have a reputation for being dangerous animals, but they prefer to avoid humans and typically only attack when surprised or defending their young. Grizzlies are considered a species of “Least Concern”, although their numbers are threatened in certain regions of Canada and the United States. Two southern subspecies, the California Grizzly and the Mexican Grizzly, are considered extinct.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 23.5 L x 8.8 W x 12.5 H
  • Size in inches: 9.25 L x 3.46 W x 4.92 H
  • Scale: 1:8
  • UPC: 095866003197