Kodiak Bear KODIAK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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Kodiak Island is famous for its bears, the Kodiak Brown Bears (Ursus arctos middendorffi). Grizzly Bears and Brown Bears are scientifically the same thing but Kodiak Bears are a unique subspecies of Ursus arctos, separated by others of the same species by being on an island since the last ice age. Because of the prime habitat in which they live, they have become the largest of all subspecies of Ursus arctos. There are also 247 species of birds that visit the island, abundant salmon and much more.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Image: The refuge's namesake bear, the Kodiak Brown Bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi).
Photo by Yathin S Krishnappa


Trip 11 - Alaska
  1. Glacier Bay National Park
  2. Valdez, Alaska
  3. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
  4. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  5. Denali National Park
  6. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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