Ursus arctos horribilis

The Grizzly Bear can have a length of up to 8 feet 7 inches. The height at its shoulder can be up to 53 inches and it can weigh from 300 to 1,153 lbs. Grizzlies vary greatly in color from cream through cinnamon to brown to black. They also have a distinguishing shoulder hump of flesh and muscle. It is not stored fat. The name ""grizzly"" comes from the silver-tipped guard hairs that appear around the bear's face in autumn, giving it a grizzled appearance.