Meet Our Animals > Brown Bear
Quick Facts
Native to Forests and tundra in northwestern North America, Europe, and northern Asia
Primary Diet Plants, fruit, roots, insects, smaller mammals, birds, fish
Adult Weight Males: 300 to 1,500 pounds; Females: 200 to 600 pounds
Lifespan 20 to 25 years
Status Least Concern

Brown Bear

Brown bears are actually found in a variety of shades, from a light cream color to almost black. They spend 4 to 6 months a year curled up deep in sleep in a den. This is known as their “winter sleep,” although not a true hibernation — brown bears will wake up if disturbed. And they don’t excrete any waste during that entire time!


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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