Habitat: Meadows, seeps, timber, alpine slab rock habitats
Average Lifespan: 25 years
Diet: Berries, roots, fungi, grasses, fish, carrion, small mammals, insects
Grizzly Bears have a massive head with a prominent nose, rounded inconspicuous ears, small eyes, short tail and a large, powerful body. The facial profile is concave and there is a noticeable hump above the shoulders. The claws on the front feet of adults are about 4 inches long and slightly curved. Grizzly Bears range widely in color and size. The most prevalent coloration of Grizzly Bears in Montana is medium to dark brown underfur, brown legs, hump and under parts, with light to medium grizzling on the head and back and a light patch behind the front legs. Other forms, lighter or darker with varying levels of grizzled hair patches, occur in lesser numbers. Although extremely variable depending on the season, adults are around 185 centimeters long and weigh around 200 kilograms in males and 130 kilograms in females.
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