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I'm hibernating right now
North America, Europe and Asia
Our European brown bear, Cinderella, has now moved to a hibernation den in the Zoo while we carry out important work to her home before new bears join her in spring 2023. Bear-enthusiasts, watch this space!
Brown bear facts
What do European brown bears look like?
European brown bears are one of the largest species of bear. As the name indicates, they are covered in brown fur, with the colours varying from a yellow brown to a dark brown. The bears are equipped with large paws, and claws that can grow up to 10cm long!
What do European brown bears eat?
A European brown bear’s diet is made up of a mixture of grasses, berries, sedges, fungi, mosses, nuts, fruit, honey, insects, birds and fish.
What threats do European brown bears face in the wild?
While European brown bears are recognised as Least Concern on the IUCN red list, the threats they face include hunting and habitat loss.
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