The Grizzly Bear (aka Brown Bear), can range 6-7 feet in length, weigh 200-850 lbs, live approximately 20-25 years and can travel at 35 mph! Their hair coloration is usually darkish brown but can vary from very light cream to black. The long guard hairs on their backs and shoulders often have white tips and give the bears a "grizzled" appearance. Grizzlies range 6-7 feet in length, weigh 200-850 lbs, live approximately 20-25 years and can travel at 35 mph!
In North America there were at one time a population of grizzly bears that numbered nearly 50 thousand. Now, although the population in the lower 48 states is down to around one thousand, in Alaska the population is still estimated at over 30 thousand. Featured in this program: Stan Price State Wildlife Sanctuary: Explore the bear population at the mouth of Pack Creek on the eastern shore of Admiralty Island about 30 miles south of Juneau, Alaska.
Bush pilot and wilderness guide Butch Laughlin shares his knowledge and insights into Alaskan Grizzlies and former Pack Creek resident, Stan "The Bear Man" Price. A broad estuary and tidal flat at the mouth of Pack Creek is used frequently by bears for travel, feeding, and resting. Humpback Whales: These magnificent creatures create quite a spectacle near Point Adolphus, arguably the best place in Southeast Alaska to watch humpback whales on their annual migration to and from Mexico.
Denali National Park: Not only home to 39 species of mammals, 167 species of birds and 10 species of fish, it also provides Grizzly Bears with a smorgasbord of feasting opportunities including ground squirrels, moose or caribou calves, carrion, small plants and wild blueberries!