Kid Scoop befriends the Grizzly
Today Kid Scoop is looking into the plight of grizzly bears, those majestic and might creatures who now only roam the wilds of Canada and Alaska.
Grizzly bears can grow to be quite big — the biggest can weigh almost 800 pounds. They are carnivores (meat eaters) by nature, but they will happily eat plants berries too.
Though grizzlies almost never hunt humans, they will attack them for other reasons including defending their young. Because a grizzly is so tall, experts don’t suggest that you climb up a tree to escape them.
Campers and backpackers can protect their food from bears by hanging the food between trees (really, really high) or storing it in a “bear canister” which is a nearly unbreakable container.
For a look at the life of the grizzly bear, check out the free “Benny and Boone” webcomics here.
As usual, here are some kid-friendly grizzly bear videos.
National Geographic looks at the “World’s Deadliest.” Please note this includes images of a bear hunting another animal. http://youtu.be/K-Tfq6dARGk
A look at how a grizzly can ransack a campsite. http://youtu.be/XJ8aGXXMM5E
In this video a rehabilitated grizzly cub and a wolf pup play at a zoo gift shop. http://youtu.be/vL8x7LcA-Y4
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