Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
After emerging from their winter hibernation, grizzly bears spend a great deal of time searching for food. During hibernation, bears can lose 15-30% of their body weight - it takes a lot of nuts and berries to replenish them! Grizzlies have long, relatively straight claws and extremely powerful shoulder muscles, the combination of which allows them to dig quite efficiently for roots and tubers, as well as gophers and other subterranean critters. They will also eat a variety of hooved animals (ungulates). Grizzlies tend to be lazy, though, and do not like to have to work for their food: in the spring, they will eat the carcasses of animals that perished during the winter, while in the summer and fall, they will frequently steal the kills of wolves and other predators.
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