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brown bear

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  1. brown bear, bruin, Ursus arctosnoun

    large ferocious bear of Eurasia

Wiktionary

  1. brown bearnoun

    a species of bears native to northern America, Europe and Asia having brownish fur (Ursus arctos)

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  1. Brown bear

    The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear species found across Eurasia and North America. In North America, the populations of brown bears are called grizzly bears, while the subspecies that inhabits the Kodiak Islands of Alaska is known as the Kodiak bear. It is one of the largest living terrestrial members of the order Carnivora, rivaled in size only by its closest relative, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), which is much less variable in size and slightly bigger on average. The brown bear's range includes parts of Russia, Central Asia, the Himalayas, China, Canada, the United States, Hokkaido, Scandinavia, Finland, the Balkans, the Picos de Europa and the Carpathian region (especially Romania), Iran, Anatolia, and the Caucasus. The brown bear is recognized as a national and state animal in several European countries.While the brown bear's range has shrunk, and it has faced local extinctions across its wide range, it remains listed as a least concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with a total estimated population in 2017 of 110,000. As of 2012, this and the American black bear are the only bear species not classified as threatened by the IUCN, though the large sizes of both bears may be a disadvantage due to increased competition with humans. Populations that were hunted to extinction in the 19th and 20th centuries are the Atlas bear of North Africa and the Californian, Ungavan and Mexican populations of the grizzly bear of North America. Many of the populations in the southern parts of Eurasia are highly endangered as well. One of the smaller-bodied forms, the Himalayan brown bear, is critically endangered, occupying only 2% of its former range and threatened by uncontrolled poaching for its body parts. The Marsican brown bear of central Italy is one of several currently isolated populations of the Eurasian brown bear and is believed to have a population of just 50 to 60 bears.

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  1. brown bear

    A brown bear is a large species of bear that is typically found in North America, Europe, and Northern Asia. It is characterized by its brown fur, powerful build, and broad head with a long snout. Brown bears are omnivores and have a varied diet including berries, fish, and small mammals. They are known for their ability to hibernate during the winter months. Brown bears are often solitary animals, but they can also be seen in groups, particularly during salmon spawns. Their size and strength make them one of the largest terrestrial carnivores in the world.

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  1. Brown bear

    The brown bear is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. Adult bears generally weigh between 100 and 635 kg and its largest subspecies, the Kodiak bear, rivals the polar bear as the largest member of the bear family and as the largest land-based predator. There are several recognized subspecies within the brown bear species. In North America, two types of the subspecies Ursus arctos horribilis are generally recognized—the coastal brown bear and the inland grizzly bear; these two types broadly define the range of sizes of all brown bear subspecies. An adult grizzly living inland in Yukon may weigh as little as 80 kg, while an adult coastal brown bear in nearby coastal Alaska living on a steady, nutritious diet of spawning salmon may weigh as much as 680 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. As of 2012, this and the American black bear are the only bear species not classified as threatened by the IUCN. However, the Californian, North African, and Mexican subspecies were hunted to extinction in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the Marsican brown bear in central Italy is believed to have a population of just 30 to 40 bears.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brown bear in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brown bear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Michael Soltis:

    What we believe is the brown bear was protecting its prey, its find, which turned out to be the body of the missing person.

  2. Kelly Lessard:

    The brown bear was exhibiting typical curious natural behavior, interacting with a found object just like it might in the wild.


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