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Grizzly bears are normally active at night and during twilight hours. They have poor sight but excellent hearing and smell. Often ill-tempered, they may attack without provocation.
The world-record grizzly bear was collected near Karluk Lake on Kodiak Island, Alaska, on 23 May 1952. Just out of hibernation, the bear weighed 1,190 pounds; the hide alone weighed 157 pounds. The skull measured 17 15/16 at its greatest length without the lower jaw, and 12 13/6 at its greatest width and is conserved in our collections.
Northwestern North America
Open grasslands, tundra, and lightly forested areas
Great Plains grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis) is endangered; elsewhere in North America the grizzly is threatened
Vegetation, grubs, rodents and salmon; carnivorous in Canadian Rockies
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for brown bear.