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Grizzly Bear Claw Replica measures 66mm or 2.6 inches. Grizzly Bear Claw Replica is Museum quality polyurethane cast, made in the USA. Our precise claw can be used as a teaching tool, museum claw exhibit, home decor claw, or office decor claw.
The grizzly bear or Ursus arctos ssp., or 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. Most adult female grizzlies weigh 290–400 lbs., while adult males weigh on average 400–790 lbs. Average total length is 6.50 ft., with an average shoulder height of 3.35 ft. and hind foot length of 11 in. Newborn bears may weigh less than 1.1 lbs.
Although variable in color from blond to nearly black, grizzly bear or Ursus arctos fur is typically brown with darker legs and commonly white or blond tipped fur on the flank and back. A pronounced muscular hump appears on adult grizzlies shoulders. A grizzly bear’s front claws measure about 2–4 inches in length.
There are currently about 55,000 wild grizzly bears or Ursus arctos total located throughout North America, most of which reside in Alaska. Only about 1,500 grizzlies are left in the lower 48 states of the US. Of these, about 800 live in Montana. About 600 more live in Wyoming, in the Yellowstone-Teton area. There are an estimated 70–100 grizzly bears or Ursus arctos living in northern and eastern Idaho. Its original range included much of the Great Plains and the southwestern states, but it has been extirpated in most of those areas. Combining Canada and the United States, grizzly bears or Ursus arctos inhabit approximately half the area of their historical range.
Although the once-abundant grizzly bear or Ursus arctos appears prominently on the state flag of California and was the symbol of the Bear Flag Republic before California’s admission to the Union, they are no longer naturally present. The last grizzly in all of California was killed in the Sierra foothills east of Fresno in August 1922.
In September 2007, a hunter produced evidence of one bear in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness ecosystem, by killing a male grizzly bear there. In the North Cascades ecosystem of northern Washington, grizzly bear populations are estimated to be fewer than 20 bears. One sighting of a grizzly bear or Ursus arctos in 2010 has been recorded.
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