Sweden - Brown Bears2015
By Anastacia Sampson
Brown bears in Sweden live mostly in the northern parts of the country. They live wildly and are scattered at varying locations, while rarely being viewed by people. The brown bear is considered to be discreet and shy and is covered in thick brown fur. It is not this creature’s nature to be aggressive. Cases of Swedish bear attacks on humans are generally linked to the animal having been wounded and feeling the need to defend itself.
These animals are omnivores;their diet includes berries, mousses, ants and roots of plants. Brown bears hibernate during the winter months, yet before they do they fatten up on berries during autumn. A variety of berries such as blueberries, raspberries and cloudberries grow in abundance during the season of summer. Berries tend to drop off the branches and land on the forest floors and that is a great treat for brown bears.
Near to winter time, odd bits of moss and twigs are gathered by brown bears, and this accumulated material is utilized to build their hibernation home at the site of a large tree or in an anthill.