Da Canadian Bears

Bears, bears, and more bears!!! We laid eyes on a total of 16 black bears throughout the drive in Canada.

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Black Bear

  • Color varies from blond to black.
  • No distinctive shoulder hump.
  • Rump is higher than front shoulders.
  • Face profile is straight.
  • Ears are taller and less rounded than grizzly ears.
  • Front claws are 1-2 inches long and curved to facilitate climbing.

Grizzly Bear

  • Color varies from blond to black.
  • Distinctive shoulder hump.
  • Rump is lower than shoulder hump.
  • Face profile appears dished in.
  • Ears are short and rounded.
  • Front claws are 2-4 inches long, depending on the amount of digging the bear does, and are slightly curved. Claw marks are usually visible in tracks.

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