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Grizzly Bear


The grizzly bear is actually a brown bear. Weighing 330-825lbs, the brown bear’s size varies greatly depending on where it lives and what it eats. Grizzly populations occur in northwestern North America. Many have white or silver tipped hair, giving them a "grizzled appearance." Brown bears are distinguished from black bears by their large shoulder hump, long front claws and concave facial profile. The largest brown bears, living in Alaska, eat protein-rich salmon, but many brown bears feed primarily on plant material. Their long claws are useful for digging up roots and tubers.

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Bear and Shaman


Jonathan Kingdon, Bronze
Gift of the Family of Stephen A. Wainwright in Memory of Ruth Palmer

Bear & Shaman symbolizes the uneasy juxtaposition of wilderness and people. The bear represents America’s vast spaces and the shaman alludes to humanity. Her tambourine standing for the protective role of technology. The surprise on their faces hints at the uncertainties facing man and beast, nature and civilization, as they try to adapt to each other.

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Bear and Shaman

Grizzly Bear

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Bear and Shaman

Grizzly Bear