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Ursus arctos

King of the forest

The brown bear is Finland’s national animal. To the ancestors of today’s Finns, the brown bear was an important and sacred animal, and its name was not to be spoken aloud. For that reason, many nicknames exist for the brown bear in the Finnish language.

In a zoo environment, brown bears can live up to 40 years. In the wild, they live around 20 years. In 2012, Finland had a brown bear population of 1,400 animals.

Conservation status

LC stands for “least concern.” The species is well-known, and the population is abundant or stable. In Finland, the species is classified as “vulnerable” (VU).

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