IS THE BROWN BEAR ENDANGERED?

ENDANGERED ANIMALS FOR EUROPE

DESCRIPTION

Brown bears are mammals, and covered in fur. They can be up to 1.5 meters tall, and up to 2.8 meters long. Brown bears have very sharp claws and teeth. They can weigh up to 1,400 lbs.

(NG, ARK, Stone) (Chapman)

FOOD CHAIN

  • This bear is an omnivore.
  • Also a top-of-the-food-chain animal.
  • Eats berries, nuts, roots, insects, salmon, and small mammals.
  • In summer they eat salmon.
  • Must gain a lot of weight before they go into hibernation, so they can survive.
  • Has a big appetite.
(Cooper, NG, ARK)

HABITAT

Located in North America, Europe, and Asia. You can find the brown bear in forests, woodlands, tundras, coastlines, and deserts.

(NG) (thor_mark)

ADAPTATION

The brown bear is more active during the evening. They can bring down moose and even black bears. They can run at 30 mph, and hibernates in dens often located in hillsides. Bears and people get along fairly well.

(ARK, Hall, Stone)

BEAR GROWLING!

CONSERVATION

  • The brown bear is not a main concern.
  • In some regions they are protected by the law.
  • In some places they are thriving, but in Europe they are dying out.
  • Brown bear are being hunted for their fur, claws and gall bladders.
  • As humans expand their territory brown bears are losing theirs.
  • To help you can donate to ARKive.
(ARK, Potts) (thor_mark)


WORK CITED

Radin , Len. Bears and Birds in Alaska. N.d. Photograph. flickrWeb. 14 Apr 2013.

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thor_mark, .The Life of a Brown Bear in Katmai National Park. N.d. Photograph. flickrWeb. 15 Apr 2013.

< http://www.flickr.com/photos/14723335@N05/8187485296/ >


Chapman, Carl. Alaskan Life. N.d. Photograph. flickrWeb. 15 Apr 2013.

< http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlchapman/2055542320/ >


thor_mark, . First Catch of the Day!. N.d. Photograph. flickrWeb. 15 Apr 2013.

< http://www.flickr.com/photos/14723335@N05/8184323268/ >


passengercis, . black bear. N.d. Photograph. flickrWeb. 26 Apr 2013.

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kennethkonica, . Hit the snooze button for me one more time!. N.d. Photograph. flickrWeb. 14 Apr 2013.

< http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebiglens/7910656602/ >