KUOPIO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
     

KUOPIO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

EXHIBITIONS: Brown Bear

 
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The Brown Bear

Adult male bears are almost two metres in height and weigh from 120 to 250 kg. The weight of the largest males can be more than 300 kg. Females weigh from 80 to 150 kg. The bear eats both meat and vegetation. Hay and grass, honey, grain, vertebrates, berries, carcasses, insects, and tree leaves are the bear's main nourishment. Its teeth are well adapted to many kinds of food. The consistency of the bear's nourishment changes with the seasons and the annual rhythm of the animal's physiology. There are also individual differences.

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THE BEARS DISPLAYED IN THE BEAR ROOM

An old male from Nurmes, eastern Finland. October 1994. Weight 220 kg.
A young male from Virtasalmi, eastern Finland. February 1996. Weight 70 kg.
An old female from Russian Karelia. Weight 110 kg.
A young male from Ilomantsi, eastern Finland. August 1995. Weight 70 kg.

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