For a wildlife holiday with the whole family, why not head to Sweden to see the resident European Brown Bears? While enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Swedish wilderness from a purpose-built hide, you can watch out for bears. During an incredible wildlife holiday like this, you’ll explore the countryside, hike through forests, ramble over hills, and visit lakes. You are most likely to see bears at night on this wildlife holiday, which is when they are most active. During your trip, you will be accompanied by an expert to a hide where you can hope to see these amazing creatures.
The European Brown Bear
The Brown Bear captures the imagination like few mammals on our planet, and they are, today, protected. A large area is necessary for them to inhabit and they have a significant impact on other wildlife species. Therefore, they are very useful indicators for wildlife managers in designated areas. Its size varies depending on where it resides, making it one of the largest living carnivores. During the day, bears hide out in forests where there is plenty of vegetation and forage in the early morning and late evening. Hibernation in these bears lasts from October/December until March/May, although in some southern locations, they don’t hibernate at all.
Brown bears can be found all over the world, from desert edges to high-altitude plateaus, forests, and even ice fields. In Europe, however, bears prefer woodlands. Having a dense vegetative cover seems to make them quite comfortable. While brown bears eat meat, they are actually omnivores, and their diet changes according to the season. In the spring, they eat grass, in the summer, they eat berries, and in the fall, they eat nuts and plums. Bees are one of their favorite foods, as are roots, insects, and mammals. Brown bears can live up to 30 years old, but most die much sooner. By six months old, a cub can weigh up to 25 kilograms, which is helpful for survival.
As you search for the Brown Bear on a family wildlife holiday in Sweden, remember that there is much more animal life to see than just the bear. You are more likely to see Red Squirrels, Elk, and even a Beaver or two. The Black-throated Diver, Goldeneye, and Wood Sandpiper are among the birds that live here.