Brown Bear Ursus arctos. ... It is estimated that in Greece there are around 150 brown bears that have formed two small populations in the most remote regions in the Pindos and Rodopis Mountain Ranges, which now constitute the largest in number populations in the Member-States of the European Union.
In North America, the populations of brown bears are often called "grizzly bears". It is one of the largest living terrestrial members of the order Carnivora, rivalled in size only by its closest relative, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), which is much less variable in size and slightly larger on average. The brown bear's principal range includes parts of Russia, Central Asia, China, Canada, the United States, Hokkaido, Scandinavia, and the Carpathian region, especially Romania, Anatolia and the Caucasus. The brown bear is recognized as a national and state animal in several European countries