Giant Bears of Alaska

Kodiak bears are giant bears that inhabit the kodiak island and it is the largest subspecies of brown bear. This bear weighs more than 500 kilos and they feed on salmon.

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After months of feeding on berries and grasses, the long-awaited time arrives for the Kodiak bears of Alaska.

The salmon have spent between 3 and 5 years in the ocean, after which they return to the freshwater rivers where they were born to spawn, and then die.
The Kodiak bear is one of the largest land carnivores: it is also called the giant bear of Alaska.
Even after they have eaten their fill, the bears continue fishing, not for eating now, but rather just for fun – and for practice.
For these bears, it is an excellent opportunity to teach their youngsters how to hunt.
Every year between September and December thousands of salmon fall prey to these majestic animals.

Thumbnail: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 patrickmoody - Katmai Alaska 1840

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