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Taxonomy[ edit ] Taxonomist C. Merriam was first to recognize the Kodiak bear as a unique subspecies of the brown bearand he named it "Ursus middendorffi" in honor of the celebrated Baltic naturalist, Dr.
Genetic samples from bears on Kodiak have shown that they are related to brown bears on the Alaska Peninsula and KamchatkaRussiaand all brown bears roughly north of the US. Kodiak bears have been genetically isolated since at least the last ice age 10, to 12, years ago and very little genetic diversity exists within the population.
Color[ edit ] Hair colors range from blonde to orange typically females or bears from southern parts of the archipelago to dark brown.
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Cubs often retain a white "natal ring" around their neck for the first few years of life. The Kodiak bears' color is similar to that of their very close relative, the grizzly bear and the Eurasian brown bear.
Captive bears can sometimes attain weights that are considerably greater than those of their counterparts in the wilderness. This makes Kodiak bears and polar bears both the two largest members of the bear family and Kodiak bears the largest extant terrestrial [b] carnivorans.
Most North American The grizzly bear lodge organizations and management agencies use calipers to measure the length of the skull back of sagittal crest on the back of the skull to the front toothand the width maximum width between the zygomatic arches — "cheek bones".
The total skull size is the sum of these two measurements. The largest bear ever killed in North America was from Kodiak Island, with a total skull size of During the past decade the population has been slowly increasing.
The average time between litters is four years. Sows continue to produce cubs throughout their lives, but their productivity diminishes after they are 20 years old.
They are serially monogamous having one partner at a timestaying together from two days to two weeks. As soon as the egg is fertilized and divides a few times, it enters a state of suspended animation until autumn when it finally implants on the uterine wall and begins to grow again.
Cubs are born in the den during January or February.
Almost half of the cubs die before they leave,  with cannibalism by adult males being one of the major causes of death. Pregnant sows are usually the first to go to dens; males are the last.
Males begin emerging from their dens in early April, while sows with new cubs may stay in dens until late June. Bears living on the north end of Kodiak Island tend to have longer denning periods than bears in the southern areas.
Most Kodiak bears dig their dens in hill or mountain sides and they use a wide variety of denning habitats depending on which part of the archipelago they live. Almost a quarter of the adult bears forgo denning, staying somewhat active throughout the winter.
This behavior is especially evident in the bears that live near and within Kodiak City. Kodiak bears do not defend territories, but they do have traditional areas that they use each year home ranges. Because of the rich variety of foods available on Kodiak, the bears on the archipelago have some of the smallest home ranges of any brown bear populations in North America  and a great deal of overlap occurs among the ranges of individual bears.
About 14, people live on the archipelago, primarily in and around the city of Kodiak and six outlying villages. Roads and other human alterations are generally limited to Afognak Island and the northeastern part of Kodiak Island.
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About half of the archipelago is included in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Emerging vegetation and animals that died during the winter are the first foods bears eat in the spring.
As summer progresses, a wide variety of vegetation supplies nutritional needs until salmon return. Salmon runs extend from May through September on most of the archipelago and bears consume the five species of Pacific salmon that spawn in local streams and lakes.
In the late summer and early fall, bears consume several types of berries. Bears also feed on wind-rowed seaweed and invertebrates on some beaches throughout the year. Although deer are abundant on the archipelago and mountain goats are abundant on Kodiak Island, few Kodiak bears actively prey on them.Welcome to Grizzly Bear Lodge!
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