Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear photo by Gordon Court
Grizzly Bear (Western population)
Ursus arctos
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
No status
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Special Concern
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Special Concern
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Special Concern
NWT General Status Rank: 

Grizzly Bears are larger than black bears and more heavily built. They can be recognized by their prominent shoulder hump, dish-shaped face and long claws. Colour varies from light gold to almost black, with pale bears being the most common on the barren-lands.

Weight: Females, 120 to 160 kg (260 to 350 lb); Males, 150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb)

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