Save their Home: Act Now to Protect Grizzly Bears

n the early 1800s, an estimated 50,000 grizzly bears roamed North America in places like the American southwest and throughout the Great Plains. But today, fewer than 1,900 remain in the continental United States.

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Grizzly bears spotted along Rocky Mountain Front

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – State wildlife officials say grizzly bears have begun leaving their dens along the Rocky Mountain Front.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear management specialist Mike Madel said Tuesday that based on reported sightings and footprints, he estimates four or five bears are out.

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The ice Bears of Summer

Summer is a critical time for polar bears and climate change is lengthening Arctic summers, which could have a substantial effect on bear populations. However, much of what is known about polar bears comes from studying them out on Arctic sea ice during late winter and spring. During summer, most sea ice retreats far to the north, leaving some bears on shore for several months. Scientists suspect that these bears face difficult conditions on land; temperatures are warm and there’s little to eat. In contrast, some bears follow the retreating ice north, where temperatures are cooler and there may be opportunities to hunt seals.

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WHEN ARE GRIZZLY BEARS AWAKE & WHEN DO THEY SLEEP

In the minds of most humans, wintertime is considered nap time for grizzly bears. With all that time spent sleeping, you’d think that a grizzly wouldn’t need to take a break at all during the rest of the year. But grizzly bears’ body clocks are set in sync with the seasons. The day’s length, weather and food availability tell a grizzly when it’s time to sleep.

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Though Kodiak bears and grizzly bears are part of the same species of brown bear, they are different