Black Bear Family | American Black Bears are only found in North America. With a est. population of 600,000, they are the smallest of the three North American species. Short non retractable claws make them excellent tree climbers.
GRIZZLY BEARS....aka the silvertip bear, Northern American brown bear, or inland brown bears...lives in prairies, mountains, meadows, & forests of Canada and the United States....about 98% of U.S. grizzlies live in interior Alaska....measure 6 to 7 feet long with a shoulder height of 3 to 4 feet tall....weighs 300 to 800 pounds....brown fur is tipped with white or tan giving them a “grizzled” look....have a distinctive shoulder hump....only 500-1800 remain in the wild in lower 48 US