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North American Brown Bear / Grizzly Bear

Ursus arctos horribilis


Darker male brown bear mounting the lighter blonde female. Very active mating, lasting for at least 45 minutes. Bears seemed undisturbed by multiple busses observing.


Scrub brush, mostly Alder with a few spruce trees mixed in. Our elevation approximately 3,000 feet.


We spotted this pair of Grizzly Bears on the 6am shuttle bus to Eilson Visitor's Center after passing Savage River. Two busses were stopped watching animals. Our bus was watching a single grizzly of unknown sex. The second bus was fifty feet in front of us. When the first bus moved, our bus moved forward and we could see this pair of Grizzlies mating. We watched for at least 30 minutes, before driving on. The fascination of the humans inside the bus watching was almost as interesting as the Grizzlies.

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1 Comment

SharonW446 9 years ago

A little Grizzly love.

Spotted on Jun 18, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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