A large bear (Ursus arctos) inhabiting western North America and northern Eurasia and having brown to yellowish fur. The brown bear is often divided into subspecies, including the grizzly and Kodiak bears.
Any of various tan to dark-brown bears (Ursus arctos), found in Europe, North America, etc., including the grizzly bear and Kodiak bear.
On these the brown bear (Ursus arctus, - tipKros of Aristotle) is found in one or other of its varieties all over the temperate and north temperate regions of the eastern hemisphere, from Spain to Japan.
In confinement the brown bear is readily tamed; and advantage has been taken of the facility with which it can sustain itself on the hind feet to teach it to dance to the sound of music. It measures about 12 ft.
But the lynx (Lynx vulgaris) perhaps lingers in remote parts, and the brown bear (Ursus arctos) still survives in the dense forests of the Lower Engadine.
They are about half the value of brown bear.
The brown bear continues to haunt the forests of the south, but is becoming rarer; the wolf, the wild boar, and the fox are most common throughout the great plain, as also the hare and several species of Arvicola.