European Brown Bear

Ursus arctos arctos
European brown bears are known as Eurasian Brown bears. Brown bears usually forage in the morning and evening and rest under dense vegetation during the day. Depending on the season, brown bears may travel hundreds of miles during the autumn to locate food supplies. Brown bears are very strong and show remarkable endurance, reportedly being able to outrun a horse, and drag a dead elk up a hill.

DIET

They are omnivorous, and their diet varies with the season – from grass and shoots in the spring to berries and apples in the summer, nuts and plums in autumn. All year round they eat roots, insects, mammals reptiles, and of course, honey.

FAST FACTS

Size: 5 – 8 feet tall
Weight: 330 – 780 lbs
Lifespan: 20 – 30 years in
the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED