Monday, May 23, 2011

Brown Bear

Brown Bear  is an endangered species with fast depleting population and are natives of Asia and the Atlas Mountain region of Africa, North America, and Europe. They are now extinct from various parts of the world.

Scientific Name of Brown Bear

Ursus arctos

Features and Facts of Brown Bear

  • Normal range of Brown Bear body length is around 1.7 to 2.8 meters

  • Tail is 2.5 centimeter

  • Has been recorded to weigh as much 1,150 kilos

  • Has long thick fur all over the body and a thick mane at the neck

  • Brown Bears are omnivorous and feed on a wide variety of plats, roots, and also fish, insects, and mammals

Brown Bear conservation

IUCN has listed Brown Bear as a least concern endangered species and has now a total population of approximately 200,000. Human interference is the primary cause of destruction of the natural habitat of these animals leading to their decline in population. Brown Bear is a European Protected Species and listed as threatened in United States and endangered or even extinct in Mexico. Yellowstone National Park is a good example of the reserves created for the protection of Brown Bears.

Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag

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