BROWN BEAR Pyrenees Silver Coin 5D Andorra 2010

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5 DINARS SILVER COIN - FLORA AND FAUNA OF PYRENEES - BROWN BEAR - ANDORRA 2010

CANTABRIAN BROWN BEAR FROM FLORA AND FAUNA OF PYRENEES SERIES

Listed on Spain's National Catalogue of Endangered Species as being in danger of extinction and in the European Mammal Assessment as Critically Endangered, the Cantabrian brown bear’s existence in Spain is not widely known on an international level. This coin issued by Principat of Andorra in 2010 to celebrate this beautiful animal and to highlight the importance to help this specie. The coin reverse depicts a beautiful Cantabrian bear, on left side the legend "FAUNA I FLORA DELS PIRENEUS", on the right edge "OS BRU". The coin obverse depicts the Principat d'Andorra State Coat of Arms.

BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

CANTABRIAN BROWN BEAR
Cantabrian brown bear refers to a population of Eurasian brown bears (Ursus actos arctos) living in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain. In Spain, it is known as the Oso pardo cantábrico and, more locally, in Asturias as Osu. It is timid and will avoid human contact whenever possible. The Cantabrian brown bear can live for around 25-30 years in the wild. Weighing in at an average of 130kg for females and 180kg for males and measuring between 1.6m – 2m in length and between 0.90m -1m in height, the Cantabrian brown bear,
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