Photo of Large Male Grizzly Bear

photos of grizzly bearsHere’s a photo of one of the massive male grizzly bears that visit Brooks Falls, Alaska.  This bear was easily over 1,000 pounds.  He’s sticking out his bottom lip, and looks a bit “salmon drunk” – a term we use to describe the engorged stupor that bears find themselves in after feasting on salmon.

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One Response to “Photo of Large Male Grizzly Bear”

  1. Because salmon are rich in oil — i.e., long chain fatty acids — a heavy meal of salmon puts a lot of fatty acids into the blood, whee they join up with glycerol to form triglycerides. Metabolizing the triglycerides uses up much of the oxygen in the blood. That’s why a person, and presumably a bear, is groggy after a meal heavy in fat or oil.

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