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Too precious to #murder. #Grizzly #Bear | Basic Facts About Grizzly Bears | via @share http…

Too precious to #murder. #Grizzly #Bear | Basic Facts About Grizzly Bears | via @share http…

Grizzly bears are majestic symbols of the wild. Bears live in and use a variety of habitat types, playing important roles in each one. This makes them an “umbrella species,” meaning that when we protect them and their habitat we also protect many species. Grizzly bears can also help ecosystems by distributing seeds and nutrients through their scat, and occasionally regulating ungulate populations. © Harry Bosen Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis ) have concave faces, a distinctive hump on their shoulders, and long claws about two to four inches long. Both the hump and the claws are traits associated with a grizzly bear’s exceptional digging ability. Grizzlies are often dark brown, but can vary from very light cream to black. The long guard hairs on their backs and shoulders frequently have white tips and give the bears a "grizzled" appearance, hence the name "grizzly."...

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