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Gobi bear fact file

Gobi bear description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyUrsidae
GenusUrsus Gobi bear biology

Very little is known about this shy and intriguing bear. Individuals forage in the dusty desert for the leaves and roots of plants such as wild rhubarb Gobi bear range

Found only in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia Gobi bear habitat

Found in hilly and rocky desert areas, often near to water sources such as ponds and springs Gobi bear status

Listed as Very Rare in the Red Book of Mongolia Gobi bear threats

This relict population is believed to have become rare and isolated due to changing climatic conditions in the area Gobi bear conservation

Mongolian scientists are undertaking research into the behaviour of this poorly understood bear in the hope that this may hold the key to its survival Authentication

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be mammals

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Subspecies
A different race of a species, which is geographically separated from other populations of that species.
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References

  1. Macdonald, D (2001) The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford University Press.
  2. Save the Gobi Bear (March, 2003) http://www.gobibear.org/index.htm
  3. Burnie, D. [ed.] (2001) Animal. Dorling Kindersley, London.
  4. MOUNTAINS OF THE SNOW LEOPARD (1994. Graham Creelman)
  5. The Red Book of Mongolia (March, 2003) http://www.owc.org.mn/ibook/0019/mammals/gobibear/1mon.html
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