Baluchistan bear

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Baluchistan Bear
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species: U. thibetanus
Subspecies: U. t. gedrosianus
Trinomial name
Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus
Blanford, 1877

The Baluchistan Bear, also called the Pakistan Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus) is a subspecies of the Asian Black Bear found in the Baluchistan Mountains of southern Pakistan and Iran. It has an unusually thin coat for an Asian black bear, but this is because it is found in a warmer climate than most of the other subspecies, which are found in the much colder Himalayan Mountains. It is also more frugivorous than the other subspecies, and it loves to eat figs and bananas.

Overall it is also smaller than the other subspecies and is more variental, and may be from reddish-orange to deep black. Another characteristic noticed in the Baluchistan bear is that it has a darker chest patch than the other subspecies, and that has a more thin head but still has the flanks branching from its head.

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