Bears have been observed to break into a cook’s tent where fresh moose strips were hanging during the Klondike Gold Rush era. Rather than eat the meat, the animals would head directly for the bubbling pot of sourdough mixture warming on the stove. Because the fermented bread was so important for their survival, the old-time miners were known as Sourdoughs. (A Pilgrims Parable.)
The grizzly bear, less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear, including the mainland grizzly, Kodiak bear, peninsular grizzly,and the recently extinct California grizzly, and Mexican grizzly bear.