Scientific Name: Ursus arctos arctos
Subspecies: None in Europe.
Distribution: Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Poland as well as all the Eastern European Countries.
Habitat: Today only in dense, mixed woodland in mountains, due to persecution.
Description: Very large animal weighing up to 300 kg, measuring around 100 cm over the shoulder, (some subspecies of the Brown Bear, occuring outside Europe, reach a far greater weight and size). Pelage pale fawn to dark brown with very long hair, especially the winter coat being very thick.
Hunting method: Stalking.
Hunting available in: Sweden and Norway (only for the locals) and in several Eastern European Countries.