Our European brown bear, Cinderella, has now moved to a hibernation den in the Zoo while we carry out important work to her home before new bears join her in spring 2023. Bear-enthusiasts, watch this space!
European brown bear
What they look like
As its name indicates, the European brown bear is covered in brown fur, with the colours varying from a yellow brown to a dark brown. They are equipped with large paws, and claws that can grow up to 10cm long.
- The European brown bear is one of the largest species of bear.
- European brown bears are able to climb trees when they are cubs.
- They are solitary animals, with the exception of females and their cubs and apart from when mating.
What they eat
A European brown bear’s diet is made up of a mixture of grasses, berries, sedges, fungi, mosses, nuts, fruit, honey, insects, birds and fish.
Where they live
North America, Europe and Asia
Hunting and habitat loss