Grizzly Bear

Ursus Arctos Horribilis

Quick Overview

Scientific name: ursus arctos horribilis

Diet: omnivore

Lifespan: approximately 25 years in the wild

Size: 800 lbs and 5-8 ft when fully grown

Environmental and Economic Benefits/Why they are endangered

Grizzly bears act to stabilize populations of animals and plants because they are omnivores. Since they are also protected in National Parks hey provide a steady source of revenue because of eco-toursim. This benefits not only national parks like Yellowstone, but the surrounding townships (hospitality business, restaurants, gas stations, etc.)

They have been added to the endangered species list because of excessive game hunting prior to the Endangered Species Act of 1974.

Where is the Grizzly found?

Grizzly Bear Roar