Brown bears are also known as grizzly bears. Their scientific name is Ursus Arctos. They belong to the Ursidae family. These large mammals eat mostly fish and meat. A few of them also eats plants and small insects. Bears can run very fast and they are exceptionally good at climbing and swimming.
Quick Facts: –
- These mammals have large brains and they are one of the most intelligent animals.
- In winters, they sleep in their dens. This sleep is more similar to hibernation.
- Their hibernation last from four to six months in a year.
- These warm blooded animals feed milk to their babies once they are born.
- Generally a bear will only become aggressive when threatened.
- They are solitary and obedient animals that have been given a bad reputation.
- They live all over the world except Antarctica and Australia.
- Bears are great at hiding when they need to.
- They prefer to live in grassland and mountain area.
- Their muscles and long front claws make them powerful diggers.
- The average lifespan of a bear is approximately 25 years.
- A female bear gives birth to 1-3 cubs at once. The cubs stay with their mother for about 2 years.
- There are only 8 known species of bears: Black, Brown, Polar, Sloth, Sun, Panda, Asiatic and Spectacled.
- Grizzly and Kodiak bear are sub-species of the brown bear.
- Adult male bears are called boars and adult females are known as sows.
- At the time of birth, cubs are blind and hairless.
- Bears have an acute sense of smell and they often stand on their hind legs sniffing.