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Brown Bear (Europe)

Scientific Name: Ursus arctos arctos

Subspecies: None in Europe.

Distribution: Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Poland as well as all the Eastern European Countries.

Habitat: Today only in dense, mixed woodland in mountains, due to persecution.

Description: Very large animal weighing up to 300 kg, measuring around 100 cm over the shoulder, (some subspecies of the Brown Bear, occuring outside Europe, reach a far greater weight and size). Pelage pale fawn to dark brown with very long hair, especially the winter coat being very thick.

Hunting method: Stalking.

Hunting available in: Sweden and Norway (only for the locals) and in several Eastern European Countries.

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