The brown bear is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It can weigh from 300 to 780 kilograms and its largest subspecies, the Kodiak Bear, rivals the polar bear as the largest member of the bear family and as the largest land-based predator. While the brown bear's range has shrunk, and it has faced local extinctions, it remains listed as a least concern species by the IUCN, with a total population of approximately 200,000. Its principal range countries are Russia, the United States, Canada, the Carpathian region, the Balkans, Sweden and Finland, where it is the national animal.
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