Friday, September 24, 2010

{Fun Facts} Kodiack Bears

The Kodiack bear also known as the Alaskan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi) is the largest living land carnivore.

EDIT: For clarity sake, I did some added research. The Polar Bear (Ursus maritiumus) is larger than the Kodiack bear (up to 12 ft and 1600 lbs compared to a max of 10 ft and 1500 lbs for the latter). BUT, it's considered a marine carnivore not a land carnivore because it spends most of its time on sea ice in the Arctic.
American Museum of Natural History - North American Mammals display.

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