Ursus Arctos Horribilis is the scientific name for the grizzly bear. But do you know which state has the most Ursus Arctos Horribilis? It's Alaska according to A-Z animals. Alaska is estimated to have about 30,000 grizzlies and we aren't talking about the Kodiak. Kodiak's are a subspecies of the grizzly.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 17: Grizzly bear cubs, Juneau & Sitka, stand in the water during their first day out in the public at the Palm Beach Zoo on December 17, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo will host the two-orphaned female grizzly bear cubs until their new permanent home in a South Dakota zoo is completed. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Montana is actually second in grizzly population with an estimated 2,000. Wyoming is next at 600, followed by Washington State where an estimated 500 live. Idaho is estimated to have about 100. And these are the only states to have grizzlies today. Yellowstone National Park is estimated to have around 800 grizzlies. An estimated 300 live in Glacier National Park. Did you know that our Friends to the north, Canada have an estimated 20,000 grizzlies and according to A-Z Animals, there are about 55,000 grizzlies living today in North America. Did you know there are an estimated 100,000 grizzlies living in Russia.
Here are some facts about grizzlies that you may not know.
1. They can take in about 90 pounds of food each day. That's equal to about 360 quarter pounders from Mcdonalds.
2. Grizzly claws can grow up to four inches in length. That is as long as a human finger.
3. Grizzly bear cubs will nurse for up to three years.
4. Did you know a grizzly has a hump? The hump is right behind their head and it is actually a large muscle.
5. Grizzlies dig more than any other bear species.
attachment-San Francisco Zoo Celebrates Endangered Species Day
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 18: A grizzly bear, an endangered animal species, sits in an exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo May 18, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. celebrates the second annual Endangered Species Day with zoos, aquariums, parks and a host of educational institutions educating the public on how important it is to protect wildlife and the growing number of endangered species, both animals and plant life. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JULY 01: A grizzly bear swims in a pool at the Oakland Zoo on July 01, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Zoo is on the brink of permanent closure after being temporarily closed since March due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place order. The 100 acre zoo is losing an estimated $2 million a month and has laid off nearly half of its 250 person staff. The zoo is requesting to be designated an outdoor museum so it can reopen like some botanical gardens and regional parks have. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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BROOKFIELD, IL - JULY 18: A grizzly bear gets a treat of fruit served on a block of ice to help him stay cool in his enclosure at Brookfield Zoo on July 18, 2013 in Brookfield, Illinois. A heat wave continues to grip much of the country today with temperatures expected to top 90 degrees in forty-seven states. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)