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Panorama picture from Flå Municipality in Norway


The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) The bear can vary considerably in size and colour. The male can grow to approx. 2.3 metres in length and weigh up to 350 kg. It can be dark brown, greyish brown, yellowish brown or almost black. The brown bear lives mostly on berries, roots, ants and green plants. It can also prey on large animals such as sheep and even elk. In October/November the bear moves into its winter lair where it stays until April/May. It takes no nourishment during its winter hibernation. The female gives birth to 2-3 cubs in January/February. They weigh only 300 - 400 grams at birth but grow quickly and by late summer or autumn can weigh 60 - 70 kg. The bear is sexually mature at 3-4-years of age. Normally a peaceful animal, the bear can become aggressive if surprised by humans, if it is starving or feels that its cubs or itself are threatened in any way.