Slovenia is home to a thriving population of Brown Bears (Ursus arctos), whose numbers reach more than 1000 individuals. They roam the forests of southern, western and central Slovenia, with the highest densities found in the extensive Dinaric forests. Bears are very shy and avoid human contact, therefore they are mostly active at night and twilight. When visiting the forests of mount Snežnik or the Kočevje region, you might be lucky to spot a bear along one of the forest roads. However, for the best chances of seeing & photographing these charismatic animals, we recommend trying purpose-built bear watching hides.