Brown Bear

related topics
{specie, animal, plant}
{son, year, death}
{country, population, people}
{island, water, area}
{area, part, region}
{water, park, boat}
{land, century, early}
{black, white, people}
{ship, engine, design}
{food, make, wine}
{line, north, south}
{car, race, vehicle}

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It can weigh from 300 to 780 kilograms (660 to 1720 lbs) and its largest subspecies, the Kodiak bear, rivals the polar bear as the largest member of the bear family[2] and as the largest land-based predator.[3]

There are several recognized subspecies within the brown bear species. In North America, two types are generally recognized, the coastal brown bear and the inland grizzly, and the two types could broadly define all brown bear subspecies. Grizzlies weigh as little as 350 lb (159 kg) in Yukon, while a brown bear, living on a steady, nutritious diet of spawning salmon, from coastal Alaska and Russia can weigh 1500 lb (682 kg). The exact number of overall brown subspecies remains in debate.

While the brown bear's range has shrunk, and it has faced local extinctions, it remains listed as a least concern species by the IUCN, with a total population of approximately 200,000. Its principal range countries are Russia, the United States (mostly in Alaska), Canada, the Carpathian region (especially Romania, but also Ukraine, Slovakia, etc.), the Balkans, Sweden and Finland, where it is the national animal. The brown bear is the most widely distributed of all bears.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Kakapo
Peafowl
Cichlid
Cheetah
Velociraptor
Bipedalism
Sex
Feather
Speciation
Ascomycota
Seabird
Labrador Retriever
Kangaroo
Coyote
Thylacine
Beagle
Jellyfish
Tuatara
Flowering plant
Asexual reproduction
Crocodile
Catfish
Polar bear
Pinniped
Carnivora
American Bison
Dominance (genetics)
Cloning
Hybrid (biology)
Fox hunting