bearOrder Carnivora

Family Ursidae

Scientific Name

Ursus arctos

Thumbnail Description

They are primarily nocturnal

Size and Weight

Head-body length 1.4 to 2.8 m (4.6 to 9.2 ft); shoulder height 70 to 153 cm (28 to 60 in); tail 6 to 22 cm (2.4 to 8.7 in)

Weight 100 and 635 kg (220 and 1,400 lb)

Physical Features

Brown bears have long, thick fur, with a moderately long mane at the back of the neck

Habitat

Semi-open country, northern temperate forest

Distribution

Alaska, eastern Russia

Diet

Marmots, ground squirrels, mice, rats, lemmings and voles

Reproduction

1 – 4

Population

200,000

Baby Name

Cubs

Lifespan

25 – 48 years

Speed

48 km/h (30 mph)

Nature

Solitary

Conservation Status

Least Concern