Where Do Brown Bears Live?

Brown bears live in a variety of habitats as long as there is dense cover that they can use as shelter during the day. These habitats primarily include forests, tundra, alpine meadows and even some coastal areas.

Approximately 100,000 brown bears live in Eurasia, with 70,000 of them living in the former Soviet Union, including the forests of Siberia. An estimated 8,000 brown bears live in Western Europe and the Carpathians, where the bears reside in mountainous woodlands. Upwards of 30,000 brown bears may also live in Western Canada and Alaska, where they stay comfortably in tundra and along coastlines.