Syrian Brown Bear

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Syrian Brown Bear

SYRIAN BROWN BEAR

•Syrian brown bear fur color is usually very light brown and straw colored.•The Syrian Brown Bear (Ursus arctos syriacus), is the smallest of all brown bears. •The Syrian Brown Bear weighs up to 550 pounds and measures anywhere from 40 to 55 inches from nose to tail. •Bears that live in very cold areas go into hibernation in the winter. •It is the only known bear in the world to have white claws.•The Bear is mentioned many times in the Bible. •its distinguishable light colored fur.

What are Syrian Brown Bears?

Where do Syrian Brown Bears live?

•Today, the Syrian Brown Bear still ranges from Turkey to Iran, including the Caucasus Mountains of Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, north-western Pakistan, and parts of the former Soviet Union.•They are usually found in the mountain areas and make their den to hibernate in caves and trees

•They can no longer be found in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, nor Syria.•Brown bears are endangered in most of Central Europe. Small, isolated populations in southern Europe•Conservation Status:vulnerable Vulnerable means it is endangered mainly caused by habitat loss or destruction and vulnerable species are closely monitored. •This sub-species became extinct in Israel at the beginning of the 20th century primarily because of damage to its habitat and hunting wild, especially towards the end of the First World War.

The Endangered Status of the Syrian Brown Bear?

What have humans done to make the Syrian Brown Bear endangered?

•The Syrian brown bear population is declining due to habitat loss, and poaching.•They are a popular target for big game hunters• their fur is a worth a lot of money so people kill them to sell the fur•Highway building, deforestation, building of cities• in the Russian Far East brown bears are poached for their gall bladders because in Asia reportedly bring high prices as traditional medicines on the Asian market although there is no evidence that products derived from bear parts have medical value.•They cut off their paws to sell them at the market.

•Brown bears also play important roles as predators who keep other animal populations in check•they spread seeds •WWF works continuously to conserve bear populations and maintain a vital habitat for the bears. This includes making new partnerships with businesses to make sure that the Syrian Brown Bear and their habitat are protected.

Bibliographyhttp://www.bearsoftheworld.net/syrian_brown_bear.asphttp://www.yerevanzoo.am/index.php?id=83&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=261&cHash=1d8e44e41169eedd0180373172c7fdfehttp://www.lhnet.org/brown-bear/http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/bear_brown.htmlhttp://www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/len/aecommerce/c2134/14027.php

Why should we stop the destruction of Syrian Brown Bears?


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