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Brown bear: Information in the animal lexicon

The brown bear comes in several subspecies: European brown bear, grizzly bear and Kodiak bear

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is one of the largest land predators in the world. He belongs to the superfamily of canine species (Canoidea) and to the family of bears (Ursidae).

General information about the brown bear

At first glance, the brown bear looks like a teddy bear. It has brown, shaggy fur, looks a little chubby and has a large head with a long muzzle. This bear becomes two to three meters long and weighs up to 780 kilograms. Bears have large paws with long claws. They have a little stubby tail that you can barely see. They also have a muscular hump behind the neck.

What does a brown bear eat?

A brown bear eats almost everything that comes in front of its nose. This includes fruits, berries, buds, fish, carrion, roots and bird eggs. Every year they have to eat a lot of winter fat.

How does a brown bear live?

Brown bears are diurnal and nocturnal. Most of them live in forests. Bears spend the winter in a cave. However, they do not hibernate, but hibernate. That means, they are awake every now and then.

Bears are loners. They only come together for mating. The female takes care of the bear cubs alone. These are tiny, naked and blind at birth. Usually there are two to three boys. They are only allowed to go on a discovery tour in spring, when it is warm enough. The little ones stay with their mother for two to two and a half years.

Brown bears still live in Northern and Eastern Europe and North America today. These bears are very rare in Austria, southern Germany and Switzerland.

Brown bears live to be up to 25 years old.

Are brown bears at risk?

In certain regions, such as Germany, the brown bears have become extinct. However, there are so many around the world that they are not considered endangered. They are still being hunted. Until recently, brown bears were sometimes trained and kept as dancing bears. This cruelty to animals is forbidden almost everywhere today, but unfortunately it still occurs sometimes.

What is special about brown bears?

Brown bears are very shy of humans. However, if they feel threatened, they can become very uncomfortable. They usually walk on all fours and stand upright when an attacker comes. This makes them appear much larger and instills fear into any enemy.

Profile: brown bear

  • Surname: Brown bear
  • Scientific name: Ursus arctos
  • Superfamily: Canine
  • family: Bears
  • size: two to three meters long
  • Weight: up to 780 kilograms
  • lifespan: up to 25 years
  • habitat: In the forests of North America, Northern and Eastern Europe
  • nutrition: Fruits, berries, buds, fish, carrion, roots and bird eggs

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