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Bear Facts

Montana is home to both the Grizzly Bear and the Black Bear. After you learn to how to tell the difference try the Bear Quiz below.

Grizzly Bear

Key Features of the Grizzly Bear:
  • Ears rounded, not prominent
  • Claws of front feet are long. 2-3 inches ahead of toes.
  • Pronounced shoulder hump.
  • Broad dished face.
  • Shoulders are high point of profile.
  • Fur is often silver tipped.
  • Larger than black bears- 200 to 1100 pounds.
  • Front foot print 5.5 inches wide.
  • Color varies from brown to black.
  • This bear is on the endangered species list.
Black Bear

Key features of the Black Bear:
  • Ears pointed and prominent
  • Claws of front feet are short
  • No shoulder hump
  • Roman nose- no dished face
  • Back hips are high point of profile
  • Smaller than grizzly bears- 100 to 440 pounds
  • Front foot print 3.75 inches wide
  • Color varies from black to blond
TAKE THE MONTANA KIDS BEAR QUIZ

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