Brown bear Ursus arctos
- 1,7 - 2,8 m
- grassen, scheuten, bessen, fruit, noten, wortelen, insecten, zoogdieren, reptielen en honing.
- 250 - 750 kg
- 25 - 30 jaar
- 6 - 9 maanden
- Minste zorg
- Gematigde regenwouden, bergachtige bossen, toendra.
- Europa, Noord-Amerika, Azië
Animals in our sanctuary
Uli was used as a dance bear. She had to stand on an electric plate where power was put on. As the electric current increased, she had to dance more actively. After the ban on showing dance bears in public, Uli was sold to a hotel manager. There she lived with brown bear Mimi in a much too small concrete cage of 2m by 7m at a hotel in Albania. She had nothing to care for and received the leftovers from the hotel as food. No water to wash herself, no tree to climb in, no grass to walk in or to dig pits, just a concrete floor full of faeces.
In 2013, four adult bears were seized by the government in southern Spain. The animals lived in terrible circumstances with their private owner. One of the seized bears turned out to be pregnant and a young male bear was born. The problem became even greater when one of the adult males became very aggressive towards the young bear. The Spanish government quickly searched for a solution for the young bear. Fortunately De Zonnegloed was able to take care of the then little bear Berros.
Mimi has a horrible past. She was robbed from her nest by poachers and her mother was killed. After that she lived for years with brown bear Uli in a small concrete cage of 2m by 7m at a hotel in Albania. She had nothing to care for and received the leftovers from the hotel as food. No water to wash herself, no tree to climb in, no grass to walk in or to dig pits, just a concrete floor full of faeces.
Where does he feel most at home?
The brown bear has the most widespread habitat of all the bears. You can find him in Scandinavia, the Balkans, Eurasia and North-America. He feels at home in different kinds of environments, from forests to mountainsides or tundra.
What's his favourite food?
They have a sweet tooth and love honey! But they will eat almost everything with a preference towards fruit, seeds, nuts, seaweed, roots and tubers. In some areas the brown bear will hunt on large ungulates, like elk, reindeer or red deer.
The brown bear will rub his back against a tree, not to get rid of an itch, but to leave its scent and mark its territory.Adopt this Brown bear