Polar bear facts
Polar bear are found in cold areas and come under carnivorous mammal which is native to Arctic Circle( which surrounds seas and land masses). It is very large bear with weight around 350-700 kg. It is said as sister species of brown bear as polar bears live in particular areas with cold temperature which is surrounded with ice, snow and open water.
They used to hunt seals and seals are main source of their diets. They are known to live both and land and sea that’s why also referred as maritime animals. They hunt seals on edge of seas. They are vulnerable species and populations are declining at rapid rate due to loss of habitat and global warming. They are the king of their cultures.
They have large furry feet, sharp claws which allow them to adopt the traction on ice. They found in arctic area near Newfoundland Island, James Bay in Canada, humid continental and subarctic, Nowegian mainland and Kuril Islands in sea of Okhotsk etc. The countries where they found most often are Denmark, United States, Alaska, Norway and Canada.
Polar bear are arctic zoo animals with powerful limbs which help them to run on land. With the change of whether, seals migrate from one area to another and thus polar bear follow them because they are primary source of their diet.
Grizzly bear facts
Grizzly bear is same as brown bear and many called them sub species of North American brown bear because both are one species of two areas( continent). Moreover, some people call grizzly with nick name “silvertip bear” because of its silver sheen in its fur.
Grizzly bear is widespread solitary active animal which is often found in coastal areas like lakes, rivers, streams and ponds. The grizzly comes from golden and grey hairy fur of bear. It is also said that ancestors of grizzly bears are brown bears. The average weight of Grizzly bear is 180-360 Kg ie. 270 Kg. the length is of 198 cm and shoulder height is of 102 cm and hind foot is of 28 cm.
Coastal bear are heavier and more in weight and one huge grizzly recorded bear is of 680 kg. They are found in areas like North America, Canada, Europe and Asia. The numbers are decreasing at rapid rate due to hunting and loss of habitat. They are long living animal and females life is more than males because females are not involved in any fights. The average life of male is 22 years while for females it is 26 years.
Grizzly bear are both omnivores and carnivore. The diet includes both plants and animals. The expected animal preys of grizzly bear include bison, black bears, moose, deer, mule, deer, bighorn, caribou, fish and injured calves.
Compare Polar bear vs grizzly bear
In last post, I did comparison of Polar bear vs wolverine but now I am going to compare Grizzly bear vs Polar. By going through the detailed comparison, you can also know difference between them.
Comparison is given below:
|Animals||Polar Bear||Grizzly bear|
|Average Length||7 ft 10 inch- 9 ft to 10 inch||6.5 ft|
|Average Tail||7-13 cm||5 cm|
|Average Height||133 cm||102 cm|
|Area||Arctic, Newfoundland island, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Russia, United states||Asia, North America, Canada and Europe|
|Habitat||Arctic circle, sub, arctic, humid continental||In Alaska dense near the coast, continental united states|
|Teeth||Canines are larger, sharper and more jagged||Large and sharp incisor teeth|
|Weight||350-700 kg||80-360 kg|
|Average Life Span||Beyond 25 years||22 for females and 26 for males|
Who will win the fight? Many want to know who would going to win the fight between- Grizzly bear vs Polar bear. It is question of debate- Polar bear are large and more in weight in comparison to grizzly bear and more sharp teeth and powerful paws but grizzly on other hand are robust, compact bone structure and more aggressive in comparison to Polar bear.
Polar bear are largest but not robust as like other bears. Polar bear have thinner and longer skull in comparison to grizzly. Grizzly has thick, shorter and heavy skull and more powerful shoulder structure. I seen a video in which Grizzly in cold condition is still showing aggression against Polar bears and I will go with grizzly bear.
When Ice melts, polar bear driven to grizzly area and then grizzly have enough to fight with Polar bears. So, grizzly bear would be winner. I hope you like Grizzly bear vs polar bear comparison.