Grizzly bear

The Columbia Highlands are home to one of Washington’s two populations of grizzly bears. Primarily solitary creatures, grizzlies forage in the Selkirks for nuts, fruits, leaves, fruits and berries, including huckleberries. Grizzlies once lived in much of western North America and even roamed the Great Plains. Now fewer than 30 in number in the region, the reclusive grizzly struggles to survive in a shrinking, fragmented landscape.

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