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Bears There are eight species of bear, and they all present potential danger to humans. (Yes, even the super-cuddly panda should not be messed with!) But two species in particular are designed for maximum havoc. Grizzly Bear

On good days, grizzly bears are shy plant- eaters with no interest in humans. In general, grizzlies would much Scientific Name: Ursus arctos horribilis Range: Western Canada, northwestern United States, Alaska Diet: Plants, insects, some meat Life Span: 20–25 years IUCN Red List: Least Concern

rather eat their weight in moth larvae than bother with people. But if a grizzly feels threatened, or if a mama grizzly feels her cubs are threatened—then watch out. Grizzlies can sprint very fast, up to 35 mph (56 kph)—an angry grizzly could easily chase down even an Olympic-level runner. They have 4-inch claws that are ideal for ripping flesh. And, contrary to rumor, they are able to climb trees if they truly want to. Grizzlies aren’t eager to climb, like their black bear cousins are, but they’ll do it if they have a good reason. And you don’t want that reason to be you.

The Ultimate Book of Dangerous Animals


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