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Kodiak Bear

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Male Kodiak Bears have been known to weigh up to 1500 pounds and are similar in size the the Polar Bear.


Latin Name: Ursus arctos middendorffi  
Distribution: The islands of Kodiak Archipelago in Alaska  

The Kodiak Bear only lives on a small group of islands off the coast of Alaksa. They are not found on the mainland at all. Kodiak Bears tend to live on their own although they can be found in large groups while they are eating. Female Kodiak Bears are believed to stay in their den all the way from October to June of the following year. Males enter the den a month or so later and emerge sometime in April.

Unlike many other bears the Kodiak Bear does not aggresively defend its home territory from other bears. It does however have an area that it calls home and spends almost all of its life in.


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