Ursus arctos middendorffi Oso pardo de Alaska, Oso chocolate (Sp), Kodiakbär (G), Ours brun (F). Sometimes called Kodiak bear, which is misleading, because Kodiak Island is only a small part of its range. DESCRIPTION (male) Head and body Continue reading Species of the Week – Alaskan Brown Bear→
After landing on a gravel bar between alder patches, I surveyed the tundra from Ted’s camp. It stretched monotonously in all directions, a vast barren plain broken only by the low rolling hills to the north. It looked like Wyoming antelope country, and during my visit it was nearly as dry. Alaska in May of 2014 was experiencing an unprecedented dry spell. Continue reading Hot Hunt for Brown Bear!→
The Alaskan Brown Bear is one of the largest land-dwelling carnivores in the world. Solitary, elusive and extremely anti-social these big beasts have no natural enemies other than humans and will eat pretty much anything, favoring salmon when available. Here are the biggest Brown bears in the SCI Record Book.