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Species Spotlight: Grizzlies

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A symbol of the Canadian wilderness, grizzly bears inhabit the mountainous forest areas of northern continental United States, Alaska and western Canada. This bear can weigh anywhere from 300 to 1,200 pounds and varies greatly in color from cream to cinnamon, brown or even black. They have poor eyesight that is made up for in their extraordinary sense of smell—they can smell something as far as 15 miles away!

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Unlike other bears, they cannot climb trees and rely on their five non-retractable, sharp, curved claws to catch their food. In the wild, their diet consists of fruits, berries, leaves, roots, salmon, carrion, insects, honey and nuts.

After mating in the spring, females will typically give birth to two cubs during hibernation. When they awake, the female will search for food immediately and start teaching the cubs how to survive. The cubs will stay with her for two to three years before she eventually chases them off.

At Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, there are two adorable full-grown grizzly bear brothers – Cody and Cooper - who are quite entertaining to watch. They are often found wrestling, swimming, or relaxing under the waterfall. Be sure to make your way up to Wilderness Trek to see them this winter!

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