Brown Bear talking a stroll. Photo by
Brown bear claws are longer and less curved than those of black bears
Jim Chapman -
It is a spring in the forest in the Moscow region, Russia.
Good morning, bears! Photo by photo-bear.com
A freshly caught salmon is a very nutritious meal
for an Alaska Peninsula brown bear.
Ex bear. :o(
Photo by where-what.net/kamchatka/kamchatka-travel.htm
Eastern Russian forests hold arguably the largest number of brown bears in the
world outside of possibly Alaska and northwestern Canada. In Siberia, the
species seems well-adapted to living in almost all parts of the extensive pine
forests, usually coming to waterways or poorly drained openings and bogs while
feeding and sheltering in broad roots and trunks in the interior.
Eurasian brown bears are often adapted
to wooded and montane habitats.
It is thought the Eurasian bears which colonized America were tundra-adapted (as
are many grizzlies are today in North America) and the species is sometimes
found around sub-Arctic ice fields. This is indicated by brown bears in the
Chukotka Peninsula on the Asian side of Bering Strait, which are the only Asian
brown bears to live year-round in lowland tundra like their North American
Brown bears usually occur over vast home ranges, however they are not highly
territorial. Several adult bears often roam freely over the same vicinity
without issue unless rights to a fertile female or food sources are being
contested. Males always cover more area than females each year. Despite their
lack of traditional territorial behavior, adult males can seem to have a
"personal zone" in which other bears are not tolerated if they are seen.
The brown bear is a naturally long-lived animal. The oldest recorded female in
captivity was nearly 40 years old, while males in captivity have been verified
to live up to 47 years, with one captive male possibly attaining 50 years of
Despite their reputation, most brown bears are not highly carnivorous, as they
derive up to 90% of their dietary food energy from vegetable matter. Brown bears
often feed on a variety of plant life, including grasses, berries, flowers,
acorns (Quercus ssp.) and fungi such as mushrooms and pine cones as well as
mosses. Over 200 plant species have been identified in their foods.
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