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Visit to the zoo in Ljubljana – 5

The zoo in Ljubljana also has a brown bear – the largest beast that lives in our forests. The brown bear lives in large lonely areas with rich undergrowth, in the mountainous regions of a moderately warm zone of the northern hemisphere. The causes of extinction of the species are the reduction of forest areas, disturbance and traffic. Apart from the need for mating, their need is to find food. Due to the size of the body and the predominantly plant diet, which is not energy-rich, the bear must eat a large amount of food, which means it takes a long time to find it. In doing so, it travels long distances and moves. Unfortunately, it often also involves foods from human sources. It is large – in the length of 160 to 260 cm in length and from 120 to 200 cm in females. Females weigh from 200 to 400 kg, females from 150 to 350 kg. He can live up to 35 years. In winter it’s still, but this is not a real winter sleep. His body temperature drops by 2 ° C, and his heart rate is noticeably slowed down. Loaf at this time angle. The females are pregnant for 6-7 months. They bite 2 – 3 blind and deaf puppies that hear after 2 weeks and overlook after 4-5 weeks. The mother sucks milk for 4 months, and the mother of a bear takes care of them for 2 years. In Slovenia there are about 400 to 500 bears, most of them in the Kočevje forests.

  • Do you know the brown bear?

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  • Is there a difference between a grizzly and a brown bear?

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Written by lado

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  1. As you know, there are a lot of brown bears in our country. Saw them in Moscow zoo + Skansen in Stockholm but never in the forest (lucky me). Also heard a lot of stories from village people who saw brown bears in the forest during picking berries.

    • I think that they also have nothing to do here … they are in a completely natural forest and have a lot of space for movement … but it is true that it would be much nicer to see in nature just would be very dangerous … they are very aggressive

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