Idea # 279 – Looking after bears in Slovenia
Slovenia is a small state independent from 20 000 km² with which more half are afforested. This country shelters a rich and diversified European fauna, as bears, wolves, lynxes, chamoises, wildcats, badgers, wild boars, grand dukes, peregrine falcons, a golden eagle, pygargues…. The brown bear is relatively numerous in Slovenia, and we count approximately 1 out of 1000 inhabitants! Within the Alps Dinariques, situated in the South of the country, the forest of beech grove fir plantation covers a vast surface, assuring, far from the mass tourism, an essential peace of mind and all the necessary conditions to meet our plantigrade. The bear is mainly a vegetarian and feeds on mushrooms, different spices, acorns, bays(berries) and fruits such as raspberries, bilberries, blackberries; It also feeds on food of origin animal: snails, frogs, trouts, small rodents big mammals and from time to the others of the carrions. The bear weighs between 100 and 350 kilos and can measure, up on its posterior, from 2 to 2,50 m. The bear becomes an adult at about 5-6 years, it has a remarkable life expectation from 35 to 45 years old. He can, when he runs, reach points of 50 kph. In other words that it is necessary to surround itself of one certain numbers of precautions to observe it safely. Having found the tracks of bear in the forest, accompanied with guides-hunters, you will can by choosing well your hide, to observe in safety of the brown bears. Guaranteed shudders!
Where is it ?
Postjana region, Slovenia
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