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Fauna of Finland: Mammals of Finland, Brown Bear, Wolverine, Stoat, Vipera Berus, Eurasian Beaver, List of Birds of Finland, Common Frog Source Wikipedia

Fauna of Finland: Mammals of Finland, Brown Bear, Wolverine, Stoat, Vipera Berus, Eurasian Beaver, List of Birds of Finland, Common Frog

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Published August 13th 2011
ISBN : 9781155183039
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52 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Mammals of Finland, Brown Bear, Wolverine, Stoat, Vipera berus, Eurasian Beaver, List of birds ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Mammals of Finland, Brown Bear, Wolverine, Stoat, Vipera berus, Eurasian Beaver, List of birds of Finland, Common Frog, European Water Vole, European Otter, Grass Snake, Wood mouse, Moor Frog, List of butterflies of Finland, Common Shrew, Common Vole, Coronella austriaca, European Hedgehog, Harvest Mouse, Viviparous lizard, Mountain Hare, Nathusiuss Pipistrelle, Eurasian Pygmy Shrew, Particoloured bat, European Mole, Bank Vole, List of Odonata species recorded in Finland, Common toad, Eurasian Water Shrew, Brandts Bat, Field Vole, List of reptiles of Finland. Excerpt: The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It can weigh from 300 to 780 kilograms (660 to 1,700 lb) 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 are generally recognized, the coastal brown bear and the inland grizzly, and the two types could broadly define all brown bear subspecies. Grizzlies weigh as little as 350 lb (159 kg) in Yukon, while a brown bear, living on a steady, nutritious diet of spawning salmon, from coastal Alaska and Russia can weigh 1,500 lb (682 kg). The exact number of overall brown subspecies remains in debate. While the brown bears 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. Its principal range countries are Russia, the United States (mostly in Alaska), Canada, the Carpathian region (especially Romania, but also Ukraine, Slovakia, and so on), the Balkans, Sweden and Finland, where it is the national animal. The brown bear is the most widely distrib...