Day 118 of My Italian Learning Journal*
On my visits to Italy I have seen both the eastern and western coastal cities, and of course Rome. There are so many attactions to which tourists are drawn. What did not occur to me was existence in Italy of the parks and animals that live in the wild. In North America there are many species of bears, among them is one of the largest bears on Earth, the Kodiak, with the polar bear being the largest. I had never heard of the Marsican Bear, until today. I learned about Italy's Abruzzo National Park, and efforts to protect the Marsican Brown Bear. Some observations estimate that there are 40 to 60 Marsican Bears in the Park and the surrounding areas. To view the Abruzzo National Park website Click Here.
- L'orso marsicano è una sottospecie in via di estinzione dell'orso bruno.
The Marsican bear is an endangered subspecies of the brown bear.
- In Italia ci sono 40-60 esemplari di orso marsicano nel Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo e dintorni.
In Italy there are 40 - 60 specimens of the Marsican bear in and around Abruzzo National Park.
- Guarda il video dell'orso marsicano.
Watch the video of the Marsican bear.
[ Grazie a mikael-sixsix ]
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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.