Bear

In Polar Park we have 6 bears. We have two females who were born in the park in 1999, these are named Balder and Brutus. The big male is called Truls. He is born in 1998 and came to us from Vassfaret. In addition we have Salt and Pepper, born in 2009 and Maj-Britt, born in 2014.

  • Scientific name: Ursus arctos Distribution: North America, northern Europe and Asia.
  • Habitat: Temperate Forest, grass carpet, desert, mountains.
  • Length: from 130. 250 cm (without tail) Tail Length approx. 8 cm
  • Weight: Males are significantly larger than females. Bears from 100 to 300 kg. Females from 60 to 200 kg. There is a big difference in spring and autumn weight.
  • Biology: The mating season is from May to July; delayed fetal development with birth in January-February. Litter size 2-4 cubs. (The cubs are very small: around300-600 grams)
  • Food: Both plant foods and meat, but plant foods are important, especially in autumn. In spring everything from budding plants to ants, moose – and reindeer calves.
  • Age: Can be up to 30 years in the wild, up to 50 years in Polar Park