Brown Bear Kills More Than Expected
Jens Karlsson a researcher out of Sweden found that one brown bear killed 33 reindeer calves in a three week period. Brown bears are known for eating berries and fish, but they are also carnivores and ate most of the young deer. Karlsson used tracking devices on 11 bears and 500 reindeer for the study by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Karlsson said the large number of kills was surprising, from The Canadian Press.
The female bear killed twice as many reindeer calves as the next brown bear on the list. The bears also killed some adult reindeer, two moose, a rabbit and a pike.