How Fast Can a Brown Bear Run?
A brown bear can run at speeds of 35mph which is about 56.3km/h. There are many subspecies of brown bear and they are of varying size. Some of the subspecies of brown bear are: the grizzly bear, Kodiak bear, Kamchatka brown bear, Himalayan brown bear, Eurasian brown bear, East Siberian brown bear, and the Alaska brown bear. The body of a brown bear can be anywhere from 1.5-2.8 meters long which is about 4.9-9.2 feet. Brown bears are around 1.1-1.5 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 3.5-4.9 feet. The weight of a brown bear can vary from subspecies to subspecies. Depending on the subspecies, a male brown bear can weigh anywhere from 130-680kg which is about 287-1500 pounds. Also depending on the subspecies, a female brown bear can weigh anywhere from 91-318kg which is about 201-701 pounds. The largest subspecies of brown bear is the Kodiak bear. The heaviest verified Kodiak bear was around 748kg which is about 1649 pounds. As for diet, brown bears eat things like roots, grasses, fruits, nuts, honey, insects, rodents, birds, and fish. Brown bears will also hunt larger mammals like deer, elk, caribou, and moose. Brown bears will also eat carrion and steal kills from other predators. Unlike black bear, brown bears have a shoulder hump. The shoulder hump on a brown bear is large mass of muscle that powers their forelimbs. The breeding season for brown bears is in the summer between the middle of May and the early part of July. The implantation of the egg is delayed for about 6 months and will happen in the winter. The gestation period for a brown bear is around 180-270 days.. The brown bear can liver over 25 years in the wild and they are excellent swimmers. A brown bear will give birth to around 1-6 offspring. The offspring of a brown bear are referred to as cubs. As for lifespan, a brown bear will live for around 25 years in the wild.