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Photos of the Grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis) on the beach of the Cook inlet, Alaska, where he has buried a Belugawal in the sand.Along the coast of Alaska the animals are called â€œAlaskan Brown Bearâ€œ. These coastal Brown Bears live on the Alaskan Peninsula and along the Pacific Coast to British Columbia. A subspecies of the Brown Bears lives in the heartland and in the far north of the continent and is called Grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis). It is much smaller than the bears at the coast and it is said to be aggressive against humans. This happens mainly if the humans do not comply with the rules which need to be observed during a stay in the bearsâ€™ territory. In these cases, accidents with Grizzlies give rise to horror stories and headlines again and again. But in general, Grizzlies are â€“ just as the big Brown Bears at the coast â€“ shy and amicable chaps who love their peace and quiet more than everything. Salmon dominates the menu of the coastal Brown Bears, but in times when there are no salmons, they also feed on vegetables. Grizzlies live mainly on vegetarian food, such as flowers, herbs, roots, berries and tubers, but also on carrion and other animals, such as moose and caribou. For the Grizzlies in the heartland, however, the food supply is much worse than for the bears at the coast. Their living conditions are hard. Disregarding the basic safety rules in their area can have fatal consequences. Attacks against humans with fatal consequences in the Yellowstone and Glacier National Park document this insistently. With all the fascination â€“ caution is always advisable with these animals.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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