Brown Bears

The brown bear, one of the largest living species of terrestrial omnivores, inhabits much of North America and Eurasia. These areas include Central Asia, Russia, Scandinavia, the Carpathian region, Anatolia, Caucasus and the United States. Habitats are highly variable and include both open and semi-open landscapes. These animals also reside in every type of northern temperate forest in existence. In the wild, brown bears have an average lifespan of around 25 years and can weigh up to 700 lbs. (317 kg), dependent on food availability. They are typically nocturnal, though most active in the early morning. From summer to autumn, they prepare for winter by doubling their weight. Brown bears do not enter into a full state of hibernation: instead, during the winter months, they conserve energy by going into a lethargic state, resulting in minimal energy expenditure. Regarding diet, they prefer food that is both easy to obtain and readily available and will eat almost anything.