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Grizzly Bears



Clip from "The Wildlife of Yellowstone" DVD

This is the most formidable predator in the lower 48 states, weighing in at 500 pounds or more. Only Alaska's brown bear and polar bear are larger. Because of widespread persecution by settlers, grizzlies have vanished from most of their original habitat. The last of the great bears were killed in the 1920s and 1930s, except for those in Yellowstone and parts of Montana where they were protected. Now, about 300 grizzlies live in and around Yellowstone.

Contrary to popular belief, grizzlies don't hibernate, but go into a semi-dormant state in the winter. They often wander about outside their dens during periods of mild weather. Their dietary preferences include practically anything digestible, but in the summer, they feed extensively on seeds of whitebark pines as well as moths. Grizzlies are efficient hunters, capable of running down and catching large animals. In the spring and early summer, calf elk are especially prized. With enormous, needle-sharp claws, bears easily dig out marmots and squirrels. These claws, combined with a powerful tooth-studded mouth, make the grizzly Indeed a beast to be avoided. Unfortunately, grizzlies are often involved in human conflicts and end up the losers.

The best place to see grizzlies in Yellowstone is in the Mount Washburn area, in Hayden Valley and in the general vicinity of Fishing Bridge. Outside the park, you can often see grizzlies outside the East Gate, from the gate to Pahaska Tepee and along the Shoshone River toward Cody.

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- New Release for 2007 -

"The Wildlife of Yellowstone"
- 94 Minutes -

The Wildlife of Yellowstone DVD presents to you the most popular and prominent wildlife inhabiting Yellowstone National Park. This dvd, taped in digital format, has the highest quality scenes of grizzlies, black bears, moose, wolves, otters, owls, fox and much more including their young. Inside this dvd you will find

· 94 Minutes on the Wildlife of Yellowstone.
· Three Chapters : Large Mammals, Small Mammals and Birds
· Narrated by Yellowstone Tour Owner and Specialist - Ken Sinay
· Where, When and How to Spot the Wildlife of Yellowstone

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For more information on Yellowstone National Park and
the surrounding communities visit these sites:
YellowstoneNationalPark.com
-YellowstoneFlyFishing.com


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