It is one of the most famous bear population based. It is the largest land carnivore.
Best feeling in the higher, mountainous areas. In Croatia, the Brown Bear is indigenous animal. It occurs in areas of Lika and Gorski Kotar. Mostly resides in the large forest areas. Brown bears live solitary lives. The male approaches the female only during mating. Strictly are territorial animals. During the winter, Brown Bear goes to a kind hibernation. This is not true hibernation, as in other mammals (dormice, bats) for more bed rest or inactivity. Brown bears tend to be aggressive, and the man and the other animals. Males bears are extremely dangerous for the young and ready to kill them at every opportunity. The females aggressively defend cubs, but more than 40% mortality of cubs is related to the assault of an adult male. Male wants to kill young people to encourage females to mate again.
Today there is a reserve of Kuterevo, a shelter for young bears, but a large number of them are free in the forests of Lika. But fear of large carnivores is unreasonably high. Although there have been close encounters, it is not known to have been unprovoked attacked people. All wild animals are shy and retreat to a man unless they feel that they are vulnerable.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in Karlovac county and Lika - Senj county, at the southern slopes of mountain Mala Kapela, 140km far from Zagreb. It is the most beautiful and most visited National Park in Croatia.Learn more