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Watch: Bear Swimming In A Swiss City Canal

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) swimming in a river. Image via depositphotos.

Brown bears call the mountains home and, sometimes, they venture into areas that are considered human homes.

Learn about brown bears and read to the end to watch the video!

Habitat and Distribution

Big brown bear in the forest in the summer. Image via Depositphotos

Brown bears live in forests, mountains, and tundras in North America, Europe, and Asia. They need large areas to roam, which is important for their survival. They like places with lots of food and space.

Diet and Hunting

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Brown bear standing on a log. Image via Depositphotos.

These bears are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and animals. Their diet includes fruits, nuts, fish, and small mammals. They are excellent at fishing and catching fish with their powerful claws. In some areas, they rely heavily on salmon.

Behavior and Social Structure

Ruling the landscape, brown bears of Kamchatka (Ursus arctos beringianus). Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Image by riverriver on Depositphotos

Brown bears are mostly solitary, and they like to live alone. However, their mothers are very caring towards their cubs and teach them how to survive. The bears communicate with sounds, movements, and smells, and they can be very expressive.


Ruling the landscape, brown bears of Kamchatka (Ursus arctos beringianus). Image via Depositphotos

Hibernation is a vital part of their life. They sleep through the winter. Before hibernation, they eat a lot to build fat. This fat keeps them alive during the cold months. Their heart rate slows down, and they do not eat or drink.

Conservation Status

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Big bear in the forest. Image by VolodymyrBur via Depositphotos

The brown bear’s status varies by location. Some populations are stable, while others are at risk. Deforestation and hunting are big threats. Conservation efforts, including protected areas and laws, are in place to protect them.

Bear Spotted Swimming In A Swiss City

Brown bear swimming in s Swiss City. Imahe via jiupa1 on Tiktok.

Recently, a video showed a brown bear swimming in a river in the middle of a city in Switzerland. It was surprising and beautiful. The bear seemed calm and curious. This event reminds us of the importance of coexisting with wildlife.


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Charles J. Sharp, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This video gives us an insight into the adaptability of bears and the sometimes unpredictable situations that bears can find themselves in. I hope you enjoyed reading about this bear spotted swimming in a Swiss city. To read more stories like this, check out the article below:

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