Mottled Bear

Mottled bears are voracious and curious omnivores, devouring anything that looks edible. They are recognizable by their mottled brown and black fur.

Basic Information

Ecology and Habitats

Mottled bears are most commonly found in wooded areas with temperate or continental climates. They survive colder weather by storing up fat to provide energy for the lean season, limiting their activity and increasing their sleep habits, and by using their imperium to enter a deep resource-conserving trance while food is particularly scarce.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Mottled bears, as with most true bears, are omnivorous and maintain a diet including pretty much anything that looks edible. While generally known as opportunistic predators of fish, mammals, and even reptiles, the majority of their diet is comprised of plant matter including leaves, berries, mushrooms, and moss. As the weather turns cold the bears begin to eat more fats and proteins to store up energy for the lean season.

Additional Information

Average Intelligence

The mottled bear is reasonably intelligent. They have been known to recognize specific individuals who have treated them in the past with deference or abuse and react accordingly during a subsequent sighting. Females are doting parents and go to great lengths to protect their cubs.

Scientific Name
Ursus mottelus
25 years
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Average Height
3 to 6 feet
Average Weight
180 to 1500 lbs
Average Physique
Mottled bears are heavily muscular, although this is not typically visible during the shift from the warm to cold season due to the bears' efforts to develop fat stores for the leaner cold weather.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
The mottled bear is known for its mottled brown and black fur. They typically have a black nose and dark coloration around the eyes and mouth, although this is not always the case.

Cover image: Animal Zoo Brown Bear by Pexels

Mottled Bear

Mottled Bear
Claw / 3
The mottled bear is recognized by its patchwork of black and brown fur. They are generally solitary creatures, outside of mating season. The females guard the cubs until maturity.
Hunger, Territory
Intimidation. The bear stands on its rear legs and roars before slamming down for 4 physical damage.


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