The Brown Bear is an apex predator capable of killing animals as large as a Moose but much of its diet consists of fruits, roots and leaves. In autumn, it can eat 40 kilograms of food a day, almost doubling its weight to sustain itself through the winter hibernation.
The Brown Bear uses its long claws and powerful muscles to dig and search for food. Cubs also use their claws to climb trees, but adult bears are too heavy to do so.
All Brown Bears across Europe, Asia and America are considered a single species. In North America, there are three subspecies: the Coastal Brown Bear, the Grizzly Bear whose fur has 'grizzled' pale tips, and the Kodiak Bear.
Did you know bears can stand and even walk on two legs for short distances? Standing allows the bears to sniff the air or listen to sounds. Bears also stand up when fighting or 'showing-off'.