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Ussuri Brown Bear Ursus arctos lasiotus
2012-04-27 19:17:52

The Ussuri brown bear, sometimes called the black grizzly, can be found in many regions including the Korean Peninsula, Kunashiri Islands, northeastern China, Sakhalin, and the Shantar Islands, among other places. It is a subspecies of the brown bear. The Usurri brown bear is thought to be an ancestor of the North American brown bear, and may have traveled to its current locations from Alaska...

Tibetan Blue Bear
2012-03-20 17:27:59

Not much is known about this rare subspecies of the brown bear also known as the Himalayan blue bear, Himalayan snow bear, Tibetan brown bear, horse bear or simply Tibetan bear. In Central Asia, in the vast Eastern Tibetan plateau these bears are known as Dom gyamuk. Belief that the the desert-dwelling Gobi brown bear is a surviving population of the Tibetan blue bear, coupled with the...

Syrian Brown Bear
2012-01-17 18:14:18

Brown bears as a group are one of the largest type of bears, second only to polar bears with the Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) being one of the smallest subspecies of brown bears.  Found generally in the mountainous areas in the countries of Iran, Iraq and Turkey and in parts of the former Soviet Union to include Abkhazia, Karabakh, Transcaucasia, Talysh and northern Armenia....

Himalayan brown bear
2007-06-25 11:10:43

The Himalayan brown bear, Ursus arctos isabellinus, is a subspecies of the brown bear. They are located in the foothills of the Himalayan and northern Pakistan and do not extend past Dachigam and Kashmir. They are the largest animal in the Deosai National Park. Himalayan Brown Bears are usually sandy or reddish-brown in color. Himalayan Brown Bears exhibit sexual dimorphism. Males range...

American Black Bear
2005-06-14 10:29:18

The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus), also known as the black bear or cinnamon bear, is the most common bear in North America. The black bear can be found throughout much of North America, from northern Canada and Alaska south into Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This includes 39 of the 50 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Populations in east-central and the southern...

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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