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Brown bear habitat
What kind of habitat do brown bears live in?
Brown bears live all across the northern hemisphere and thrive in many types of habitat including forest, taiga, tundra , and coastal and semi-desert areas . Two subspecies of brown bear live in North America: the grizzly bear and the Kodiak bear. Grizzlies primarily inhabit interior areas of Canada, Alaska, and the continental U.S. (in a handful ...
What are three facts about brown bears?
Bears live as long as 30 years in the wild. One captive brown bear lived to the age of 47. Bears are among the most massive and powerful animals on earth. Common characteristics of bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails.
Why is the brown bear endangered?
Formerly hunted for its hides, meat, and as a big game trophy, the brown bears most severe threats are currently habitat destruction and persecution. Brown bears were pursued extensively due to their size, valuable furs and meat.
Is brown bear endangered species?
Endangered Species Wednesday: Brown Bears. These cute (but not so cuddly) bears are also called Kodiaks, grizzlies , and Russian brown bears. According to The Great Bear Foundation, most brown bears today only thrive in protected habitats.