Hallo Bay Bear Camp
Sow and Cubs
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Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Species: BROWN BEAR Ursus Arctos
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DID YOU KNOW?
The grizzly has the second slowest reproduction rate of all North American mammals, making it harder for it to rebound from threats to its survival. Females do not reach breeding maturity until they are 4 to 9 years old and generally give birth to two cubs every 3 years. Sometimes, one or three cubs may be born to a female, but two is the more common number. Males usually will not mate until they are able to compete successfully with other males for an available female.