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Wild nature. Brown Bear
Brown Bear talking a stroll. Photo by Makeenosman

Wild nature. Brown bear claws
Brown bear claws are longer and less curved than those of black bears
Photo by Jim Chapman - Flickr

Good morning, brown bears!
It is a spring in the forest in the Moscow region, Russia.
Good morning, brown bears! Photo by photo-bear.com

salmon is a very nutritious meal for brown bear
A freshly caught salmon is a very nutritious meal for an Alaska Peninsula brown bear.
Photo by Alan Vernon
 
Kamchatka. Ex bear
Ex bear.  :o(   Photo by where-what.net/kamchatka/kamchatka-travel.htm
 

 

Brown bears

The Bear

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 cousins.
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 age.
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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