Kodiak bear

Subspecies of brown bear

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the Kodiak brown bear, sometimes the Alaskan brown bear, live in the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in southwest Alaska. It is the largest recognized subspecies or population of the brown bear, and one of the two largest bears alive today, the other being the polar bear.[1]

A Kodiak bear

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  1. Servheen, C.; Herrero, S.; Peyton, B.; Pelletier, K.; Moll, K.; Moll, J., eds. (1999), Bears: status survey and conservation action plan (PDF), vol. 44, Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-23, retrieved 2019-11-20