Kodiak bears (Ursus arctos middendorffi) live on Kodiak Island or one of the nearby islands off the coast of southwestern Alaska. These bears can be nearly as large as polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and include the largest brown bears (Ursus arctos) on record.
Where are the largest brown bears found?
The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the Kodiak brown bear, sometimes the “Alaskan brown bear”, inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in southwest Alaska.
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What is the biggest Kodiak bear ever killed?
The largest brown bear ever killed measured 30 12-16 inches. It was killed on Kodiak Island by Roy Lindsley in 1952, and was donated to the Los Angeles County Museum. The record grizzly killed by a hunter measured 27 2-16 inches and was shot in 1982 by Roger J. Pentecost at Dean River, British Columbia.
Who would win a bear or a gorilla?
While gorillas are quick — making speeds of up to 20 mph — the bears have them beat. Grizzlies have been clocked at speeds of up to 35 mph, a good 15 mph more than their primal opponents. The silverback is now at disadvantages of size, strength and speed. In other words, it doesn’t look good.
Did dire bears exist?
Arctodus simus first appeared during the middle Pleistocene in North America, about 800,000 years ago, ranging from Alaska to Mississippi, and it became extinct about 11,600 years ago. … A giant short-faced bear skeleton has been found in Indiana, unearthed south of Rochester.