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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana_state_mammal

There is at least one confirmed observation of a grizzly bear digging out, killing and eating a black bear when the latter was in hibernation. The segregation of black bear and grizzly bear populations is possibly due to competitive exclusion. In certain areas, grizzly bears outcompete black bears for the same resources.

igbconline.org/conserving-grizzly-populations-2

Current status of threatened grizzly bear populations and their recovery In North America, grizzly bears previously ranged from Alaska to Mexico and as far east as the western shores of Hudson Bay. When Lewis and Clark explored the West in the early 1800s, an estimated 50,000 grizzly bears roamed between the Pacific Ocean and the Great Plains ...

animals.mom.me/many-grizzly-bears-there-america-1733.html

If endangered animal species are a concern of yours, then grizzly bears may be of particular interest. In the continental United States, the existence of the massive and furry mammals is classified as being in a threatened state. However, Alaska does have a significantly larger population of the big bears.

defenders.org/grizzly-bear

Though still common in much of Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta, grizzly bears have been reduced in the lower 48 states from an estimated historical population of 50,000 to only about 1,800 today in five small isolated populations. Most of these grizzly bears are located in Montana’s Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (including ...

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/es/grizzlyBear.php

The population in adjacent British Columbia portion of the ecosystem is estimated to be less than 25-30 grizzly bears. Given the low number of grizzly bears, very slow reproductive rate and other recovery constraints, the NCE grizzly bear population is the most at-risk grizzly bear population in the United States today.

www.montanaoutdoor.com/.../governor-bullock-announces-grizzly-bear...

The FWS delisted the GYE grizzly bear population under the Endangered Species Act in 2017, but a federal court decision last fall relisted the population. This delayed the delisting process for the NCDE and resulted in an appeal of the GYE decision by the State of Montana and others.

westernwildlife.org/grizzly-bear-outreach-project/history

Pre-1850s: Grizzly bears are present in all western United States south to the plateau area of Mexico. The grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states is estimated to be between 50,000 and 100,000 individuals.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_bear

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a bear that is found across much of northern Eurasia and North America. In North America the population of brown bears are often called grizzly bears.It is one of the largest living terrestrial members of the order Carnivora, rivaled in size only by its closest relative, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), which is much less variable in size and slightly larger ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/07/can-grizzly...

For more than 40 years, it’s been illegal to hunt grizzly bears in the area surrounding Yellowstone National Park, after widespread killing of the creatures left their total regional population ...

geology.com/stories/13/bear-areas

The American black bear is the most commonly seen bear in North America, and it has the largest geographic range. Black bears can be found as far south as central Mexico and as far north as northern Alaska and most of Canada. In the United States black bears are common in the east, along the west ...