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Eurasian brown bears

United Arab Emirates BorneanTiger Offline
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( This post was last modified: 10-16-2019, 09:16 PM by BorneanTiger )

As mentioned here, Eram Zoo in Tehran, Iran, was founded in the 19th century by the Qajari Shah Naser Ad-Din, who had a collection of 5 bears from Damavand, judging by this Farsi website of Animal Rights Watch. Since the Asiatic black bear ranges from southeast Iran to East Asia, and the Syrian brown bear is present in northern and western Iran, particularly the area of Damavand Mountain or Damavand County in the north, these bears appear to be brown bears rather than black bears:

Brown bears in the vicinity of Mount Damavand in northern Iran:

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A captive bear which shocked pedestrians in Basrah, southern Iraq, in early 2018:

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Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Switzerland is home to bears from other European countries which were freed from captivity, one of which is the Serbian bear Nappa, and 2 others being from Albania:

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Credited to King Kodiak from Domain of the Bears
The lime green bear
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Woods of Finland: fight between two large brown bears.

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Apparently, the largest brown bear in the Old World is the Kamchatka brown bear of northeast Russia, with weights of up to 650 kg (1,433 lbs) or more for males, and with relatively broad skulls, compared to those of Ussuri and Kodiak brown bears:

Kamchatkan bear near Dvuhyurtochnoe Lake, credit: Robert F. Tobler
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