Populations in Scandinavia are low - with perhaps 2000 bears
in Sweden, for example - but steady and slowly increasing.
Larger populations can be found in Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Bulgaria and Romania, but these are isolated populations. Most of the
brown bears in Europe can be found in Russia, however, it was near
extinction due to extensive hunting prior the Russian revolution of 1917.
In my home town, Zizin and in Brasov, Craiova, Tarlungeni and
other places in Transylvania, they can be seen wandering down the
main streets looking for food.