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What is the difference between Grizzly and Black Bears?

Asked by Marlon , Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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M. Delilah

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Answered Jun 28, 2020

Grizzly and black bears are always difficult to differentiate despite the visible differences in size and color. Blacks bears are always black, all shades of brown, or even white in color. The black bear has a slightly slump just below their neck. The black bear backside is usually higher than in other parts of the body. When standing from a distance, it is hard to view black bear claws because they are short, it has a straight profile.

However, Grizzly bears are larger than the black bears; a Grizzly should weigh up to 200 -600 pounds, it also has a shoulder hump and possesses larger claws. They have around and small ears. It has a concave or dish-shaped profile. They posse longer fuzzier, especially on the face.

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C. Adlai

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Answered Jun 12, 2020

The Black bear is a medium-sized creature, they are native to North America, and it is one of the most common bears in the area. The males have a broad skull, narrow muzzle, and large jaw hinges, and the females have slim, sharp faces, while the males' head is more massive. They have large and round-shaped ears. The fur of the black bear is very soft.

Grizzly bears, on the other hand, also known as the North American brown bear, are typically brown with little white tips. The most distinctive characteristic of them is the pronounced hump between the shoulder blades. The grizzly bear's backside is higher than the rest of their body.

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Answered Jun 09, 2020

Every year, several numbers of miskillings by black bear hunters occur; a lot of grizzly bears have been mistaken for black bears, and this has a lot to tell on the grizzly bear population. A very important to note first is that body size and color are very inaccurate to tell the difference between the two. Black bears can be brown, blue, and a range of colors the same as grizzly bears. Grizzly bears have much more shoulder muscle build-up for digging and turning over rocks.

Also, a grizzly has a characteristic concave facial profile that extends from its eyes back to its nose. Grizzly bears have a nicely curved light-colored claw, which in length is about two to four-inch. Black bears have less or no shoulder muscle build-up and have a rather straight facial profile, more like a "dog-faced." Also, black bears possess very sharply curved dark claws, which are less than two inches in length.

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