Animal of the day-Brown bear cubs in Kurile Lake

The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometre-long peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of about 270,000 km². The Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk make up the peninsula’s eastern and western coastlines, respectively. Immediately offshore along the Pacific coast of the peninsula runs the 10,500-metre-deep Kuril–Kamchatka Trench.

Kamchatka, a secluded peninsula in Russia’s Far East, is home to these two gorgeous brown bear cubs. It is between the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and the Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea to the east, and juts out from the Russian landmass. Although the peninsula is thinly populated, it is rich in wildlife. Brown bears in Kamchatka are the largest in Eurasia, and these cubs splashing around in Kurile Lake might grow to reach nearly 3 metres tall upon their hind legs and weigh up to 680 kg.

Some of this development is related to the region’s bountiful salmon – Kamchatka has the world’s most diverse and abundant salmon population. These adorable cubs might just be splashing about in the water on a warm summer’s day, or they may be learning how to scope out lunch. – Bing write up kamchatka brown bear facts – Bing

10 Amazing Facts about Kamchatka Bears: 10 Amazing Kamchatka brown bear facts – Our Planet (

More: The Kamchatka brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus), also known as the “Far Eastern brown bear”, or in Russian: Камчатский бурый медведь, romanized: Kamchatsky bury medved, is a subspecies of brown bear.Kamchatka brown bear – Wikipedia

Description: The Kamchatka brown bear is the biggest brown bear in Eurasia, with a body length of 2.4 m (7.9 ft) to 3 m (9.8 ft) tall on hind legs, and a weight up to at least 650 kg (1,430 lb).[2] It is nearly the size of the Kodiak bear; however, the skull is broader than that of the Ussuri brown bear,[3] and compared to that of the Kodiak bear, the breadth of the skull is much greater in proportion to its length, the anterior narial opening is much shorter, and the molars differ in relative size and form….Kamchatka brown bear – Wikipedia

Distribution: It is native to the Anadyrsky District, the Kamchatka Peninsula, Karaginskiy Island, the Kuril Islands, the coastal strip west of the Sea of Okhotsk southward to the Stanovoy Range, and the Shantar Islands in the Far East. Outside the former Soviet Union, the subspecies occurs in Saint Lawrence Island in the Bering sea. It is closely related to one clade of brown bears in Alaska and northwest North America, and is thought to be the ancestor of the Kodiak bear….[…]Kamchatka brown bear – Wikipedia

Behaviour and Ecology: In the summer period they feed on blueberries, crowberries, humpback salmon, and steelhead. In autumn, they eat nuts from nut-pines and mountain ash, and fish. In times of famine they eat dead fish or marine mammals, berries, and graminoid vegetation….[..]Kamchatka brown bear – Wikipedia

Relationship with Humans: Kamchatka brown bears are generally not dangerous to humans, and only 1% of encounters result in attack. The first Europeans who went to Kamchatka in the 19th century, although surprised by the number and size of bears there, observed that they were relatively harmless, compared to their Siberian counterparts. However, in July 2008, a platinum-mining compound in the Olyutorsky District of Kamchatka Kraiwas b…[..]Kamchatka brown bear – Wikipedia

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