Monday, April 18, 2016

Ussuri black bear

The Ussuri or Manchurian black bear (Ursus Thibetanus Ussuricus) is the largest subspecies of the Asiatic black bear native to the Amur/Ussuri region of Southeastern Russia, Northeastern China, and the Korean peninsula. It was 1st described in 1901 by zoologist Pierre Marie Heude. There were 2 prehistoric subspecies of the Asian black bear native to Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Caucasus. It is way different than the Ussuri BROWN bear.

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