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Kodiak Brown Bear
Ursus arctos middendorffi
Males: 800-1400 lbs
5 ft. at shoulders
Females: 500-700 lbs
Average lifespan: 25-30 years
The Kodiak Brown Bear lives in a variety of habitats in the colder regions of North America. Named for the Alaskan Islands it was discovered on, the bear makes a home in dense forests.
The Kodiak bear is omnivorous. This means they eat both plants and animals. Salmon making their way upstream comprises most of their diet. When salmon are not present, the bear rely on vegetation and other small mammals.
Current news/event & conservation status
Being a large carnivore, many humans feel the need to hunt the Kodiak brown bear. These hunting expeditions are a large income for the state; however, the bear population may be declining.
Conservation Status: Least Concerned
At feeding holes, competition for food occurs. Instead of wasting energy in fighting, the Kodiak brown bear has developed a sort of language through both verbally and through body posture; through which a social structure is formed.