The Big Five Grizzly Bear, Alaska

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The Big Five Grizzly Bear, Alaska. Handcrafted in the USA 3/4" thick wood by Cat’s Meow Village.


Denali is home to 39 documented species of mammals. "The Big Five" are the most common in the park.

On the north side of the Alaska Range are approximately 300-350 grizzly bears.  At weights up to 800 pounds (363kg) and reaching 7 feet (2.1m) in length, they can be found eating foods like blueberries, roots, fish, grasses, moose, and caribou.  

Although variable in color from blond to nearly black, grizzly bear fur is typically brown with darker legs and commonly white or blond tipped fur on the flank and back.

The average lifespan for a male is estimated at 22 years, with that of a female being slightly longer at 26. Females live longer than males due to their less dangerous life. Litter size is between one and four cubs, averaging twins or triplets. Cubs are always born in the mother's winter den while she is in hibernation. Female grizzlies are fiercely protective of their cubs.

Look closely, and you'll find Casper, our black cat mascot, peeking from behind the big pine tree. He wouldn't want to become a snack!

Handcrafted by our small workshop crew in Wooster, Ohio, this scene is from 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and a little description on the back.