Eurasian Brown Bear | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Eurasian Brown Bear

Ursus arctos

  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

The Eurasian Brown Bear could once be found throughout Europe and Asia but with diminishing numbers, is now limited to Northern Europe and Russia. Males can weigh an average of 300 kgs, while females are typically half that in size, at around 130 kgs to 220 kgs.

Native Range →

Europe and Asia

Natural Habitat  →

Mountain woodland

Diet  →

Omnivorous: grass, berries, fungi, insects, nuts, fruit and fish

Life Expectancy  →

In the wild: 25-30 years. In a zoo: Up to 40 years

Breeding  →

Gestation period: 6-8 months. 1-4 cubs

Group Name  →

Sloth / Sleuth

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Loss of habitat, hunting

Due to essential maintenance works our Eurasian Brown Bears will be off show on Tuesday 4th October 2022.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please note the Bears will be on show as normal again from Wednesday 5th October 2022.

Fun fact

Eurasian Brown Bears are omnivores, which means they eat just about anything. Their diets consist of meat, fish, berries, honey, nuts, eggs and plants.

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