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Baby grizzly bears of Yellowstone National Park wrestle and play while their mother eats.

Some people call the grizzly bear a brown bear. This is because the grizzly bear is actually a North American subspecies of the brown bear. Grizzly bears are found in western Canada, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The best way to tell grizzly bears from other brown bears is by their trademark silver-tipped hair.

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Making Connections


Imagine you saw a mother grizzly bear and her cubs in the woods. Why shouldn’t you get close to the bears?


Have you read a book about a different kind of bear? How was that bear similar to or different from a grizzly bear?


Grizzly bear cubs rely on their mothers for food and safety. What other animals rely on their mothers after birth?

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