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Grizzly bear

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), one of the largest of the North American brown bears. The name refers to the grizzled coat rather than to the beast's temper, but despite this the grizzly population has been killed off and the species is considered threatened in the United States. Though classed with the carnivore, the grizzly is largely vegetarian and rarely eats fish. An imposing, even terrifying animal, the grizzly plays a major role in the legends of the North American pioneers.

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