Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ussuri brown bear

The Ussuri brown bear (Ursus Arctos Lasiotus), also known as the black grizzly, Amur brown bear, or horse bear, is a subspecies of brown bear native to East Asia such as the Southern Kuril islands, Sakhalin, Maritime territory, Amur region, Heilongjiang, Hokkaido, Honshu, and North Korea. It became extinct on Rebun and Rishiri islands in the 13th century. Bears in Japan are very rare and probably endangered but vulnerable on the Asian mainland. It is one of the 2 bears native to Japan along with the Asiatic black bear of Honshu and Shikoku. The Asiatic black bears of Kyushu became extinct in the 50's. There are rarely seen wildlife moments of Amur brown bears competing with tigers, leopards, and wolves. Ussuri brown bears are occasionally preyed on by Siberian tigers. Tigers usually kill the females and the young. At least the brown bear is the national mammal of Russia. In Hokkaido, during the 1st 57 years of the 20th century, 141 people died from bear attacks, and another 300 were injured.

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