Grizzly Bears: Are large and range in color from very light tan (almost white) to dark brown. They have a dished face, short, rounded ears and a large shoulder hump The hump is where a mass of muscles attach to the bear’s backbone and give the bear additional strength for digging. They have very long claws on their front feet that also give them extra ability to dig after food and to dig their dens.
Vital Ground is working to preserve grizzly bear habitat in the Cabinet-Yaak Mountains in northern Idaho and northwestern Montana. Grizzly habitat in this ecosystem is threatened by increasing development, highway traffic and a mjor railway that fragments the landscape (Photo by Linda Lantzy): http://www.vitalground.org/conservation-work/places-projects/cabinet-yaak/