The Marsican brown bear is an omnivorous mammal of the Ursidae family: it is a subspecies of the common brown bear endemic to central-southern Italy, in the historical-geographical region of Marsica, where, in the central area corresponding to the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, about fifty bears survive, plus some specimens in other neighboring protected areas, for a total of between 55 and 85 bears.
It has a fairly stocky and stocky build, even if more slender than that of other larger brown bear subspecies. The head is large and rounded, with a cylindrical and rather flattened muzzle with a large blackish nose. The hair is uniform tawny-brown all over the body, with a tendency to darken on the distal part of the limbs, which are large and strong. The eyes are small and hazel in color, while the ears are also small and rounded in shape, placed slightly on the sides of the skull. The tail is reduced to a stump of less than 10 cm. Young specimen of Marsican bear.
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