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Will 2012 bring another summer of increased grizzly bear attacks?
By Flint Stephens, ksl.com Contributor
June 11th, 2012 @ 11:21am
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SALT LAKE CITY — For many people, being mauled or killed by a wild animal
ranks near the top among worst possible nightmare situations. In 2010 and
2011, the nightmare was real for at least five individuals killed in
grizzly bear attacks in the Intermountain West.

Four of the deaths occurred in the Yellowstone National Park area. The
fifth involved two hunters on the Idaho/Montana border. The victim actually
died from a gunshot wound when his companion tried to kill the attacking

An elk hunter survived a grizzly bear attack in October 2011 in Grand Teton
National Park. On two separate occasions in the summer of 2011, mother
grizzly bears with cubs charged at

Source: www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=20737444

Grizzly bear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Grizzly bear **

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For other uses, see Grizzly (disambiguation) and Grizzly bear

Grizzly bear

Conservation status

Endangered (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: /Ursus/
Species: /U. arctos/
Subspecies: /*U. a. horribilis*/
Trinomial name
*/Ursus arctos horribilis/*
(Ord, 1815)

Shrinking distribution during postglacial, historic and present time

The *grizzly bear* /(Ursus arctos horribilis)/, also known as the
*silvertip bear*, the *grizzly*, or the *North American brown bear*, is a
subspecies of brown bear /(Ursus arctos)/ that generally lives in the
uplands of western North America. This subspecies is thought to descend
from Ussuri brown bears which crossed to Alaska from eastern Russia 100,000
years ago, though they did not move south until 13,000 years ago.^[1]

Except for cubs and females,^[2] grizzlies are normally solitary, active
animals, but in coastal areas, the grizzly congregates alongside streams,
lakes, rivers, and ponds during the salmon spawn. Every other year, females
(sows) produce one to four young (commonly two) which are small and weigh
only about 500 grams (1 lb). A sow is protective of her offspring and will
attack if she thinks she or her cubs are threatened.


· 1 Name
· 2 Description
· 3 Range
· 4 Reproduction
· 5 Diet
· 6 Interspecific competition
· 7 Ecological role
· 8 Conflicts with humans
· 9 Protection
· 10 Conservation efforts
· 11 Hunting
· 12 See also
· 13 References
· 14 Further reading
· 15 External links


The word "grizzly" in its name refers to "grizzled" or gray hairs in its
fur, but when naturalist George Ord formally named the bear in 1815, he
misunderstood the word

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_bear

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