Not to be confused with grisly or gristly. English grizzly. Borrowed from English grizzly. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. English Wikipedia has an article on: grizzly. Crying or whinging. Maori: hawihawi Referring to a child. Declension of grizzly.
What is the grizzly bear?
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Diet and behavior
All rights reserved. Grizzly bears once lived across much of western North America until European settlements and aggressive hunting eliminated most of the population. The grizzly bear is a North American subspecies of the brown bear. Grizzlies are typically brown, though their fur can appear to be white-tipped, or grizzled, lending them their name. Grizzly bears are protected by law in the continental United States—not in Alaska—though there have been some controversial attempts to remove those protections in recent years. These awe-inspiring giants tend to be solitary animals—with the exception of females and their cubs—but at times they do congregate. Dramatic gatherings of grizzly bears can be seen at prime Alaskan fishing spots when the salmon run upstream for summer spawning. In this season, dozens of bears may gather to feast on the fish, craving fats that will sustain them through the long winter ahead. Brown bears dig dens for winter hibernation, often holing up in a suitable-looking hillside.
The grizzly bear Ursus arctos horribilis , also known as the North American brown bear or simply grizzly , is a large population or subspecies  of the brown bear inhabiting North America. In addition to the mainland grizzly Ursus arctos horribilis , other morphological forms of brown bear in North America are sometimes identified as grizzly bears. These include two living populations — the Kodiak bear U. The Ussuri brown bear U. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark first described it as grisley , which could be interpreted as either " grizzly " i. Classification has been revised along genetic lines. Brown bears originated in Eurasia and traveled to North America approximately 50, years ago,   spreading into the contiguous United States about 13, years ago.