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Size - Bear Identification Program

Saturday, March 25, 2017 

Grizzly Bear

Size is not a good indicator of the species of the bear.

Black Bear

Black Bear

Size is determined by sex, age, and the bear's physical condition. There is the potential for overlap in the size of a grizzly bear and a black bear.

Do not use size as a way to tell a grizzly bear from a black bear.

Grizzly Bear
Last Updated: February 13, 2012 
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