Apart from the earlier noticed Grizzly bear, there are four more species of brown bears. These are the Syrian bear, the Kodiak bear, the Himalayan brown bear and the Bergman's bear. The Bergman's bear, who lived in Kanchatka Peninsula, is already extinct. The Grizzly and Himalayan brown bears, have both the conservation status endangered. Grizzly bears live in the uplands of western North America, while the Himalayan brown bears live in the foothills of the Himalaya and in the north of Pakistan.
Less threatened brown bears are the Syrian bear and the kodiak bear. Nevertheless, these bears have the status vulnerable. The Syrian bear lives in a large area in western Asia, but their habitat is destructed. Because of this, the population of Syrian brown bears is declining. Kodiak bears are unique, because they have been isolated from other bears for 12,000 years. They live solely on the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago.