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What Am I Watching Here?: The Difference Between Brown Bears and Grizzly Bears

On the #BearCam in Katmai National Park, you can catch a sneak peek of the brown bears beginning their summer of salmon fishing and foraging. If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between brown and grizzly bears, let Ranger Michael Fitz explain: All grizzly bears are brown bears, but not all brown bears are grizzly bears. The

What Are Bears?

/ Post by Katie Billing Most of us know of grizzly bears, pandas and polar bears, but what makes all of these animals “bears?” Bears fall in the family Ursidae, which contains 8 species in 5 genera including Ursus, Tremarctos, Melursus, Helarctos, and Ailuropoda. This family includes our beloved black bear, brown bear, polar bear,