Grizzly bears and wolves have coexisted for millennia. In general, they prefer to avoid each other; However, when food availability is low, these apex predators must compete for survival in the harsh wilderness of North America.
A carcass on the side of a river makes the perfect scavenged meal.
Generally, wolves are social, hunting in packs, while bears prefer a solitary life. The wolf has a biting capacity of 1,000 to 1,500 pounds of pressure per square inch. The grizzly bear has a bite that can be up to 1200 pounds per square inch, as well as thick hide and sizable, sharp claws. The grizzly proves his strength, and the wolves must allow him to join them for dinner.
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