Thick fur protects and insulates the brown bear during its winter sleep. When it wakes, strong claws and teeth grab and rip up meat, fish, roots, and fruits.


  • Title: Brown bear
  • Location: Kamchatka, Russia, Asia
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 589179
  • Scientific Name: <i>Ursus arctos</i>
  • Photo Credit: Carl C. Hansen, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History & Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology
  • Date Collected: 1996-05

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