Brown Bears

Although bears were long feared as dangerous and therefore nearly hunted to extinction, bears are quite peace-loving creatures. In the wild, these solitary omnivores spend up to 16 hours a day looking for food and roaming through fixed territories.

Bear looks surprised

10 Facts about Brown Bears

Intriguing facts about Europe's largest predator

Bear is sitting in the grass

Brown Bear: Way of Life & Offspring

A year in the life of a brown bear in the wild – from mating to winter sleep

Bear eating a tomato

Brown Bear: Food & Feeding Behaviour

Facts about bear's diet and and foraging behaviour that might surprise you

Bears sitting in snow

Brown Bear: Torpor or Hibernation?

How bears doze through the cold season – eating nothing for up to three months