Although grizzly bears are notorious for being hostile and territorial, the reality is they tend to avoid contact with humans. When a grizzly bear attacks, it’s most likely because it was surprised or defending either a source of food or its cubs. Despite the grizzly bear’s immense size and natural strength, all subspecies are considered threatened in the United States and endangered in parts of Canada. The primary cause for their population decline is habitat loss and fragmentation.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 9.6 L x 4 W x 5.6 H
- Size in in: 3.78 L x 1.57 W x 2.2 H
Biologists believe that only about 1,000 grizzlies live protected by law in the continental United States. They also roam in Canada and Alaska, but there they are often pursued by big game hunters.