Ranua Zoo, Bear - Plaster Magnetic
The Finnish brown bear lives mainly in conifer forests. The brown bear, which is active during twilight, can also be seen searching for food during the day. Brown bears are usually solitary. The male and the female spend time together during mating season in the summer, and the mother usually lives with its growing cubs until the next litter is born.
The brown bears in the northern regions hibernate. In the autumn, they fill up mainly on berries and build up a deposit of fat that can be up to 30 - 35% of their body weight. During hibernation, the bear does not eat, drink or urinate.
The brown bear is mostly herbivorous. In addition to berries and soft parts of plants, it does eat meat too, especially in the spring when there is no vegetable food to be had. Its diet also includes insects and their larvae, not forgetting honey. It will also eat carrion