Grizzly Bear (Brown Bear)

brown bear watercolour painting

Brown bears can be found in Europe, Asia and North Western North America. In America, they are known as “grizzlies,” or “grizzly bear.” They are omnivores, feeding on plants, shoots, berries, fish and small animals (and honey!). They store their food in shallow holes and hibernate in the winter. Hibernation can last from around October to December and March to May. Males can weigh as much as 350kg and females may weigh 200kg.

Russia has the largest population of brown bears and the bear is common in the mountainous areas of Canada and Alaska. Grizzly bears are now found only in 2% of their former range.