Ursus arctos – The Bear

Foto: Provincia Autonoma di Trento Servizio Flora e Fauna

The Swiss may have one again soon, die Austrians and Bavarians did have one and the Italians always had them, brown bears, Ursus arctos, no less. And the big brown creatures will continue to put on their traveling shoes creating havoc amongst humans the second they appear.

Bears themselves are unperturbed by the commotion and the fuzz, preferring restful winter periods and after that, let’s mate! The rest is… feeding!

Frollein Brehm has found out – almost – all bear secrets during her research in Austria, Sweden, Italy and Switzerland. She entered dens and collected bears droppings, drying them in special ovens to find out their eating habits. All for the good cause of science and the interested public, of course.