How much does the bear weigh?
It is possible that somewhere there, in the distant hotAfrica the lion is really considered the king of beasts, but in our region, of course, the brown bear rules right. Bears are very distant relatives of dogs, but, unlike representatives of the family of dogs, they have a much more powerful physique and a lot of weight.
How many bears weigh? In general, male bears are always noticeably heavier than females. In most species, they weigh 20% more than females, and for brown and polar bears - for all 50 or even 70%.
Bears are the largest land predators on ourplanet. Even the smallest representative of the bear family - the Malay bear, inhabiting Southeast Asia - weighs almost like an adult man - 50-65 kg. And after all, the Malayan Bear looks just a small bear on the background of its larger brethren.
How much does an adult brown bear weigh?
Brown bear is considered to be one of the largestbears. On average, the adult male European brown bear, about 1 meter high at the withers, weighs between 300 and 400 kg. If such a "bear" stands on its hind legs, its growth will be 1.6-2 meters!
Larger brown bears live in Kamchatka andin Alaska. The weight of a large Kamchatka bear can reach 600 kg, and some especially well-fed Kamchatka bears manage to grow fat by the autumn and to all 700 kg. It is said that the largest brown bear ever caught in Alaska weighed about 1100 kg!
How much does a polar bear weigh?
White, or, as it is still called, the polarbear or umka - the largest representative of the bear tribe. The height at the withers in an adult male polar bear is 1.3-1.5 m on average, the growth on the hind legs is 2.5 m, and the weight is slightly less than half a ton, although some individual specimens can weigh almost a ton.
How much does a Himalayan bear weigh?
Himalayan bear - graceful and slender blackA bear with a characteristic white "shirtlet" on his chest is almost twice as light as his big brown fellow. The male Himalayan bear weighs about 140 kg, and its growth on the hind legs does not exceed 170 cm.
For comparison, we will give the weight of males of several morethe most famous species of bears. So, the grizzly weighs about half a ton; the favorite of all children is a panda - a maximum of 160 kg; black bear (baribal) - not more than 300 kg; spectacled bear - up to 140 kg.
About how many average bears of different species live, is described in our article How many live bears.