Marsican brown bear
The brown Marsican bear is the symbol of the Abruzzo National Park. It is a subspecies, which is genetically different from alpine bears, and is thus endemic to Central Italy. Recent scientific researches have estimated a population of about 40 individuals within the Park territory and surrounding areas.
Profile of the brown Marsican bear
Marsican Brown Bear
(photo by: Valentino Mastrella)
(photo by: Valentino Mastrella, Archivio PNALM)