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Brown Bear

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos), a native of many parts of Europe, the north of Asia, Japan, and arctic America. It is about 6 feet long, stands 3 feet or rather more at the shoulder, and is clothed in longish dark-brown woolly fur; in habit it is solitary, in diet vegetarian or insectivorous, and rarely ventures to attack man unless first provoked. This species was formerly the victim of the mis-called "sport" of bear-baiting; and is often trained by Savoyards to walk erect and perform a clumsy sort of dance. The Brown Bear was at one time a native of Britain.