Grubbs Grizzly

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Grubbs Grizzly,[1] also known as Zoobear (real name Kevin Hile), is a freelance writer and fursuiter who lives in Cathedral City, California, USA.[2]

Fandom involvement[edit]

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Grubb is the founder of the BearFurries, Greymuzzles, Silvermuzzels, and the (now-defunct) Outcast Furries Facebook groups.

Uncle Bear Publishing[edit]

He is also the founder of the furry publication company, Uncle Bear Publishing. Founded in January 2022, it specializes in non-fiction titles for the furry fandom.

The Good Furry Award[edit]

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Grubb founded the Good Furry Award in 2019, which bestows prizes to furries who "inspire a positive image of the fandom".

Ask Papabear[edit]


"Ask Papabear" is a furry advice column maintained by Grubbs, which debuted in January 2012 on the Furry News Network before moving to its site in May 2012. Described as a "furry advice column written by a furry", it was created to help furries with personal problems and/or questions about the subculture.

(The column is intended to be reminiscent of the [non-fur] mainstream advice column, Dear Abby [1956-present]).


Grubbs's fursona is an eight-foot-tall, fat (but muscular, i.e. "endomorph") grizzly bear with brown fur brushed with strands of gold.


Grubbs' fursuit was made by Beastcub Creations, and was debuted at furry convention, Further Confusion (2011).[3]

Convention attendance[edit]

(*) First fursuit unveiling


Grubb is a published author of a dozen books.


Silvermuzzle (term)[edit]

Grubb's coined the term Silvermuzzle, a furspeech term used to specifically describe a furry person in the fandom who is 50 years old or older (in difference to the all-encompassing term greymuzzle).

It was created to define better the members of the furry "graying" community who felt that "greymuzzle" was too broad, used to describe almost everybody, including furries as young as 30 years old, and that this was not an adequate measurement for elder furs.


  1. Grubbs Grizzly's profile on the Fursuit Database. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
  2. Grubbs Grizzly's profile on Facebook. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  3. Grubbs Grizzly's fursuit on the Fursuit Database. Retrieved February 18, 2011.

External links[edit]

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