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Grizzly bear


Urist likes grizzly bears for their strength.


Grizzly bear


· Steals food · Steals drink · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Breeding

Trainable:  Hunting   War 

Birth: 20,000 cm3
Mid: 100,000 cm3
Max: 200,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x3)

Food items

Meat 14
Fat 13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 17
Skull 1
Teeth 2
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A huge brown creature found in temperate woodland. It is known for its ferocious attack, usually when it or its young are threatened.

Grizzly bears are large, tough mammalian carnivores that inhabit forests. Grizzly bears may be drawn to your fortress in search of food; they will locate and consume any food and drink that your dwarves have carelessly left lying around. This can be particularly fun for new fortresses without a seasoned military, when their entire food and alcohol supply is destroyed in moments, and don't expect an unarmed and unarmored dwarf to win against a creature that's more than three times his size.

However, the above tactic makes them pretty easy to trap in a cage trap. Make a small food/booze stockpile and surround it with cage traps on all sides. Grizzly bears will be attracted to the food and booze, and become trapped in the cage trap. They can then be tamed.

Tame grizzly bears can be trained for war and hunting at an animal training zone. Grizzly bears are a popular choice for war animals since they are quite common in many areas, and strong enough to do some serious damage. They are also frequently available from elven caravans, as elves tend to live in temperate forests.

Much larger and stronger than your regular dog, war grizzlies can make fast work of a goblin ambush if they aren't outnumbered. Their powerful jaws can puncture straight through common iron mail, making a nice snack out of unprepared foes.

Having a couple of Elite Marksdwarves with 10 bears assigned is a splendid idea, as the bears will act as a biting meat shield, while your crossbowdwarves take care of the tougher enemies the bears can't handle.

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In world gen, green grizly bear with mental problem will form a relationship with a porcupine. But this always ends in fun for the porcupine. They choose red porcupines more over regular ones.

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