Friday, 03 April 2015 09:31

On the Trail of Bears on a Wildlife Holiday to Sweden

Want a wildlife holiday to enjoy with all the family? Consider a trip to Sweden in search of the elusive and magnificent European Brown Bear. If you're planning on embarking on a wildlife holiday with the whole family, why not head off to Sweden to seek out the resident European Brown Bears?

From the safety of a purpose built hide, you can watch out for bears while enjoying the fabulous scenery of the Swedish wilderness. On an incredible wildlife holiday like this, you'll spend your days discovering the countryside, hiking through forests, rambling over the hills and visiting the lakes.

 

The stars of the show in this wildlife holiday are undoubtedly the bears, and it is at night when you are most likely to see them. Accompanied by an expert, you will spend a night in a hide and, with luck, get to see these amazing creatures in all their glory.

The European Brown Bear

There are very few mammals on the planet that capture the imagination like the Brown Bear and they are, today, a protected species. They depend on having a large area to inhabit and have a great effect on other wildlife species in the ecosystem. They are, therefore, very good indicators for those managing wildlife in the designated areas.

One of the largest living carnivores in the world, the Brown Bear varies in size depending on where it resides. Foraging in the early morning and late evening, the bears tend to hide out in forests during the day where there is plenty of vegetation. These bears hibernate from October/December until March/May, although in southern locations they may not hibernate at all.

Brown Bears inhabit various regions in the world, from the edges of deserts to high altitude plateaus, forested areas and even ice fields. In Europe, however, it is the woodlands that the bears favour. As long as they have dense vegetative cover they seem to be quite at home.

Brown Bears do eat meat but are in fact omnivores, with their diet changing with the seasons; they eat grasses in the spring, berries in the summer and nuts and plums in the autumn. Roots, insects and mammals are eaten all year round and one of their favourite foods is honey.

Brown Bears can live up to 30 years of age, but most actually die much earlier. Cubs grow quickly which helps with their survival and by six months old they can weigh up to 25kg.

Other Wildlife

While on a family wildlife holiday in Sweden to search for the Brown Bear it is also worth remembering that there is much more in the way of animal life to look out for. For example, you are more than likely to see the Red Squirrel, Elk and maybe even a Beaver or two. Birdlife is also prolific with the Black-throated DiverHealth Fitness Articles, Goldeneye and Wood Sandpiper among the residents here.

Related items

  • Renting apartments for business trips Renting apartments for business trips

    We live in times when everyone is in a hurry. This is especially noticeable in business because even a novice entrepreneur knows that time is money.

  • Where is Krakow? Where is Krakow?

    Krakow is in Poland. This is the simplest answer to the question “Where is Krakow”. What else is there to know?

  • Escape from your daily life taking a Chernobyl day trip Escape from your daily life taking a Chernobyl day trip

    Are you the one who thinks that sunbathing in Turkey or Egypt isn't the best weekend? If you want to have a really unforgettable trip, take an excursion to Chernobyl. 

  • Annapurna trekking - an amazing adventure Annapurna trekking - an amazing adventure

    Many tourists visit Nepal each year to admire its extraordinary nature and the beauty of the Himalayas.

  • Car rental in Spain Car rental in Spain

    Renting a car in Spain will give you great independence and allow you to explore this country comfortably and conveniently. What are the most important things to pay attention to when choosing the best rental company? We present everything you should know about the cheap rental of a safe vehicle during your stay in Spain.