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Bear Brown Bears

Brown Bear - Photo  Copyright 2005 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

Latin name: Ursus arctos

Size: Head and body length up to 200cms. Weight can be up to 250kgs.

Distribution: Extinct in the UK.

Food: Roots, berries, seeds, fish and honey raided from bees nests.

Habitat: Woodlands, especially in mountainous areas.

Special features: Brown bears are heavily built animals with thick brown fur, long claws, small eyes and rounded ears.

Brown bears became extinct in the UK in the 10th century after years of habitat destruction and persecution by hunters. Incredibly in some of the few places in western Europe where they still survive, they are still hunted.


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