This grizzly bear is coming up for air while fishing.
Image Source: Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Look at this lips on this grizz!
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Fact: Grizzly bears are omnivores, which means they feed on both animals and plants to survive. Brown bears have been known to eat trash that has been left within their reach, dead carcasses of other animals, hunt animals on their own such as salmon and other wild game, insects, and plant life such as acorns. These mammoth scavengers of nature need to replenish their supply of body fat before going into hibernation, and will spend much of its time foraging for food.
Fact: The body of the army cutworm moth found in the Yellowstone ecosystem, has a high concentration of fat located in its large abdomen. Grizzly bears will gorge themselves on these winged little meals as frequently as they can, to help gain the weight they need to survive hibernation and to compete with other males for mating rights with the females. Source: National Geographic, July 2001, "Grizzlies," by Douglas H. Chadwick, page 9.
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