Grizzly Bear

Cutecub2.jpgGrizzlybear1.jpg
1. The mammal I chose to study is: Grizzly Bear

2. The common name of my mammal is: Grizzly Bear

3. The classification of my mammal:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order:
Carnivore
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species: U. arctos

4. What are some of the animal’s physical adaptations to its environment?
The Grizzly Bear's fur is very essential to them because Grizzly Bears live in places where it can get cold, so the fur keeps them warm.



5. What are some of the organism’s behavioral adaptations to its environment?
Grizzly Bears dig dens for winter hibernation, often holing up in a suitable looking hillside.Grizzly bears hibernate in the winter because they are omnivores and most of the other animals are in hibernation or the water is frozen so they can't eat the fish.


6. What is the role of your organism in the food chain? Be specific about role as a producer, consumer or decomposer. If a consumer, then describe the food preferences, like herbivore, carnivore or omnivore.
The Grizzly Bear is a consumer. It is a omnivore because the Grizzly Bear eats leaves and meat. The Grizzly Bears favorite meat is fish. Also
the grizzly bear eats 90 pounds of food each day.



7. Describe the biome where this organism lives.
Grizzly Bears live in the Boreal forests.They live in the Boreal forests because there are lots of trees and Grizzly Bears eats lots of plants and it gets very cold in the winter while the Grizzly Bears are hibernating. Another reason why the Grizzly Bears live in the Boreal forest because there are rivers.In rivers there are fish and grizzly bears like to eat fish.


8. Discuss the status of the species. Is it plentiful, threatened, enda ngered or extinct?
The Grizzly Bear is threatened, because their habitat is getting destroyed for houses and malls. Because of that their species is threatened.


9. How do humans impact your organism? (Hot Tip: Think of the HIPPO dilemma – handout)
The humans impact Grizzly Bears in habitat loss. Grizzly Bears live in forests and a lot of forests are getting destroyed. Also they are getting hunted down for their fur and also people got scared of them when they would go hunting.

10. Identify the place(s) on the map where your organism lives. Color in the map accordingly.

michaelm.jpg
11. Amazing facts:
The Grizzly Bear is a North American subspecies of the brown bear. The average life span of a Grizzly Bear in the wild is 25 years. It grows to be 5 foot 7 inches tall and 800 pounds. A prime place to see gatherings of G
rizzly Bears is Alaska fishing spots. Grizzly Bear are powerful, top of the food - chain predators yet much of their diet consists on nuts, berries, fruit, leaves, and roots. Bears also eat other animals, from rodents to moose. Baby Bears are smaller than adult bears, so they can climb higher into trees without the branches breaking.


grizzlybear.jpg

Bibliography

Grizzly Bear Cub

http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/HWB_800x600/HWB_Slide36_FS_800.jpg
**Grizzly Bear**
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/animals/images/primary/grizzly-bear.jpg
Research Resources:
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/grizzly-bear.html

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature/Brown-bear