Brown Bear Brown Bear

Brown Bear Brown Bear

We headed up to Alaska to meet one special resident- the Kodiak Bear. They are a subspecies of the brown bear and they are only found on the islands west of Alaska! We had to bundle up to watch these bears as they get ready for winter! But, wow- what a day watching these massive creatures!

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Date: 11/14/16

Location: Kodiak Islands, Alaska

  • The Kodiak bears are the largest subspecies of brown bears.

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  • Kodiak bears colors vary from light blond to orange to brown.
  • Kodiak bears are mostly diurnal.
  • You can find them together more than their cousin the grizzly bear.
  • Kodiak bears have been on the islands for around 12,000 years.
  • Kodiak bears are considered to be very intelligent.

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We had a fabulous day observing these magnificent bears! And  man are they huge! We were glad to have a guide show us the bears. It is crucial that humans (and horses & elephants) do not interfere with the bears. There are few reports of bears attacking humans, but making sure they don’t get used to humans and more importantly their food, makes it safe for bears and people alike!

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