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    • WILDLIFE BIOLOGY BROWN BEAR NOTES
    • RANGE AND DISTRIBUTION
      • There were about __ subspecies of brown bears in North America! We are considering 3- the _______ _____________ and ______ - different because of _________________.
      87 Grizzly , Alaskan Brown, Kodiak Geographical range
      • ______ and ______ first recorder information about the brown bear, and brought the information to ______.
      Lewis Clark Europe
      • Was once found in the entire ________ half of North America, from _______ to _______;
      • now gone from _______ and all of US except for the
      • _______________________ area.
      Western Alaska Mexico Mexico Rocky Mountain and Alaska They seem to prefer somewhat _____ areas, clearings, and especially the _______ meadows (in the more northern areas). open tundra Home range is ___ to ______ square miles, depending on ____________. 10 1,000 Food supply
    • PHYSICAL DATA
      • Have _______, bushy fur with ______-tipped hairs (thus the name “________”)
      coarse light grizzly
      • ______ brown bears are about the size of ______ black bears
      Small large
      • They range from ____ to ______ pounds
      • ___-___ feet tall (standing)
      • ___-___ feet tall at the shoulder (on all fours)
      300 1,200 8 9 4 5
      • The record was a _______ bear - ______ pounds!
      Kodiak 1,656
      • Known for their shoulder ______, and _______ faces (black bear snouts make a _________ line in side profile)
      humps concave straight
      • Furs range from almost ______ to almost _____- but most are consistent ______-tipped brown
      blonde black light http://www.mountainnature.com/Wildlife/Bears/BearSigns.htm
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    • HABITS ETC.
      • Excellent ________ and ______- average to poor _________
      hearing smell eyesight
      • Movement is a ___________, but can run up to ___ mph, and easily catch ____________
      Slow walk 35 Black bears
      • Excellent ___________
      swimmers
      • Solitary, except for ______________, ________________, and groups gathering at _________________.
      Mating couples Females with cubs Feeding sights
      • They hibernate for _____ time during the winter than ______ bears do
      less black
      • Prefer to ______ humans, but are far more potentially __________ than black bears
      avoid aggressive
      • Life span record is ___ years in captivity
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    • FEEDING HABITS
      • They are __________-usually ______ vegetation also ________,
      • _____, ________, small ________, _________ animals
      omnivores 80-90% carrion fish insects insects domestic
      • ______ will eat _____, so females are very _________
      Males cubs protective
      • From _____ to _________ they feast on _____ ______ whenever possible
      June September Pacific salmon
      • They _______ their food by loosely ________ it with _______ and
      • _______; they _________ nearby and _______ _____ it.
      “ cache” burying leaves debris “ bed-down” Fiercely guard
    • REPRODUCTION ETC.
      • ________ reach sexual maturity in __ to __ years
      Females 5 7
      • Females breed _____ _____ year;
      • during __________ years they are still busy ________ and caring for _____ _____
      every other alternate nursing earlier cubs
      • Males are ___________, looking for ______ each year
      polygamous mates
      • ____ -____ day gestation period (about __ months from time of __________)
      229 266 8 conception
      • _______ ___________ until late _______; cubs born in the ____ from ________ to ______
      Delayed inplantation autumn den January March
      • ________ and _____ den together the following _______, then separate in the _______
      Females cubs winter spring
    • @Amanda Knapp’s GrandParents Onamia, MN January 2006
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