KODIAK BEAR, ALASKA BROWN BEAR
(Ursus arctos middendorffi)
Over 9 feet in length and weighing up to 1,800 pounds, this is the largest of all the brown bears. It is also the largest of the world’s terrestrial carnivores.
The food of this bear is primarily vegetation, but they will not ignore as food the insects and mammals they uncover as they forage for plant food. During the salmon runs the animal becomes completely carnivorous, switching from a diet almost exclusively vegetation to one that consists entirely of fish, which this subspecies learns to catch or scavenge for themselves.