The Brown bears in Lapland

The brown bear in Lapland is common and usually hibernates during the long 200 day winter in Lapland. Lapland this year has experienced an early spring and the bears are well and truly out of hibernation.
By: Claire Warrington
 
May 13, 2011 - PRLog -- The brown bear in Lapland is common and usually hibernates during the long 200 day winter in Lapland. Lapland this year has experienced an early spring and the bears are well and truly out of hibernation. The brown bear lives in the coniferous confines of Lapland and it is rare to encounter one whilst on holiday in both the summer and winter months because they are settled deep into the forests. There have been signs already this year that the bears are well and truly out and about from the familiar scratches on the trees in Lapland’s forests.
There are many places which cater for holidaymakers who want to see and learn more about the brown bear in Lapland. There are many activity centres where you can sit out in hides and watch the bears in their natural habitat.
The Brown bear in Lapland will hibernate during the long, hard winter in Lapland and emerge from their sleep about mid April.  The brown bear will walk on all fours and also walk on two feet and are commonly known as plantigrade (means walking on two feet). The male can weigh up to 350 kilos with the female growing to 160 kilos. The brown bears can live anything from 35-50 years which is quite a long time if you think about it.
The brown bears will hibernate during the winter months after eating plenty and preparing themselves first. Brown bears will have their young in January inside their hide and within six months, the babies are more or less independent from their mothers and ready to go their own way.
The bears across Lapland and Sweden are very rarely seen because they are by nature shy and quiet animals. The brown bears diet consists of small rodents, berries and vegetation which they will feast on during the spring and summer.
When the Autumn arrives which is a very short month in Lapland, the brown bears will begin their preparation for hibernating. They will fatten themselves up before gathering twigs and material in which to make their hide from and once it is completed, they will settle down for the winter.
If you are lucky enough to visit Lapland in the summer months, Bear watching is well worth doing as it gives you the opportunity to see and watch these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat and they really are fascinating creatures.

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