North America

Brown Bears

Ursus arctos Brown Bears

Animal Class:


Status in the Wild:

The Nose Knows

Brown bears have an excellent sense of smell and are able to follow the scent of a rotting carcass for more than two miles.  They have human-level hearing, but relatively poor eyesight.

Light Sleepers

Brown bears are not true hibernators, and may be easily awakened in the winter.

  • Bison
  • Black Bears
  • Brown Bears
  • North American Pronghorn
  • Red Wolf
  • Swift Fox