The shy brown bear
It is no wonder that many are attracted to see the brown bear. The bear has a well-developed sense of smell and hearing, so it´s hard to see a bear. If you're worried that you´ll meet a bear while you're hiking, you can talk or make other sounds for safety.
It is not uncommon that we see traces of the bear here in Lofsdalen. Both poop and abandoned bear's den can be found here in the woods. Every week we arrange hikes to an abandoned bear's den in the summer. Feel free to join the tour and for those who dare, you can crawl into it ..
Bears in Sweden
In 1913 the bear became the first predator to be freed in Sweden. Then there were about 130 bears. In 1942 the tribe had increased to about 250-300 bears, in 1970 it was 400-600 bears and 2007 about 3300 bears. However, since 2015, the bear is once again redlisted as "near threatened".
- Weight: 100-300 kg for males and 60-200 kg for females
- Height: 90-150 cm
- Feeding: Meat and vegetarian (berries make up about 45% of the bear's food and ants 20%).
- Propagation: The female gets 1-4 kids every two years.
- Mating time: May-June
- Accident Provision: The last 100 years only a few deaths have occurred as a result of bear attacks in Sweden.