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Bears eat a lot of meat

Black Bears,Brown bears, Grizzlies etc.

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Bears eat a lot of meat

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:05 pm

3 years from cameras strapped around bears’ necks showed "More than half of their meals came from moose or caribou calves, whereas vegetation made up nearly 20%, and adult moose made up just over 12%"
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/ ... ge-reveals

So 62% moose and caraboo(meat)

"But there were also some unusual items on the menu: snowshoe hares, swans, and even other brown bears. In one case, a 10-year-old male killed—and ate—a 6-year-old female bear."

Needs a longer study though, calves aren't available all year and during spawning season a lot of the diet will be fish instead(still a type of meat though). Well actually it says over 3 years but it doesn't mention fish, so maybe they did this over 3 years but only for certain lengths of time it talks about only 45 day span at one point.

Still some good new info on their wild diet.
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Re: Bears eat a lot of meat

Postby pat » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:25 am

interesting video. thank you for posting that.

I know brown bears, grizzlies are meat eaters. as we know in the know in the wild, bears or any animal will eat what they can find.
black bears are not big meat eaters, they prefer fruits. however, if they can't find fruits, they would eat rabbit, or smaller game.

sybil don't eat meat, she don't like it. but, she loves fish and jelly sandwiches are her favorite. (the jelly has to be grape :roll: )
on another note, benny liked chicken, but, didn't eat it everyday. He did kill one of my chickens long time ago.

now that sybil is by herself, chickens and guineas will go in her enclosure, she shares her food with them. it is funny to see
sybil and a couple chickens eating out of the same dish.

eggs are her favorite, she loves them. she prefers to be hand fed with the eggs :roll: I just give her the egg shell and all, she breaks the eggs.
thats her preference.
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Re: Bears eat a lot of meat

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:30 pm

That's neat. Bears being true omnivores they probably have a good bit of leeway in their diet.

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