Ursus arctos horribilis


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Related to Ursus arctos horribilis: Kodiak bear, California grizzly bear
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Synonyms for Ursus arctos horribilis

powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America

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A keystone species in several ecosystems, the grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis) was listed in 1975 as threatened in the lower 48 states.
The decision is likely to be made within the next two or three years, and would put management of the bears in the hands of the three states surrounding the park: Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, whose governors make no secret of their belief that Ursus arctos horribilis is Latin for "bad for business."
PERISTENCE OF THE GRIZZLY BEAR URSUS ARCTOS HORRIBILIS IN COLORADO: LIKELIHOOD AND IMPLICATIONS.
Worldwide, there are only eight species, of which North America has three: the black bear (Ursus americanus), grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) in the West and Northwest, and polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in the Arctic.
For few animals have showcased the strengths and weaknesses of the landmark act that saved them quite like the strong, intelligent competitor with humans for food and space that we call Ursus arctos horribilis. And few people foresaw the degree to which grizzly conservation would send shock waves through the West--or how much saving the big mammals would protect an ecosystem's worth of other wildlife.