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BEARS - Ursidae

The brown bear (sometimes called a grizzly in North America) is a large animal, usually dark brown in color, though it can vary from a light creamy shade through to black. The brown bear for the most part leads a solitary life with the exception of females and young; sibling groups stay together for 1 - 2 years after leaving their mother. Brown bears occupy a wide range of habitats including dense forests, subalpine mountain areas, and tundra. Its range is the widest of any species of bear in the world.


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