Name: Grizzly Bear, ursus horribilis Family Urisdae
Description: Large fierce brown bear with distinctive hump at shoulders.
Location: Western North America and Rocky Mountains
Special Features: Can grow to nine feet tall
Can weigh over 1000 pounds
Noted for having very long claws
Thick brownish-yellow fur coat
Diet: Omnivore that will eat both vegetation and animals. Grasses, sedges, roots, berries, insects, fish, carrion and small and large mammals
Neat Fact: Brown bears and "grizzly" bears are actually the same species. South of Canada, the grizzly bear has been listed as threatened on the U.S. Endangered Species list since 1975.