The Largest Brown Bear Ever Recorded!


Brown Bears are a species of giant bears in various parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia.

They are also known as grizzly bears in some regions, and their scientific name is Ursus arctos.

is a subspecies of the brown bear found exclusively in the Kodiak Archipelago in Alaska.

The Kodiak Bear

Kodiak bears have slightly different skull proportions, claw shapes, and dentition than other brown bears in Alaska.


The Largest Brown Bear Ever Recorded!


Kodiak Island

Kodiak Island has an estimated population of 3,500 bears, Kodiak has a density of 0.7 bears per square mile.


In May 1952

In May 1952, Roy R. Lindsley, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee, shot the world’s record Alaska brown bear.


The Skull was 17 15/16 inches long and 12 13/16 inches wide

Lindsley used a 30-06 rifle with a 180-grain bullet to take down such a formidable creature, ensuring a clean kill to prevent a bear from charging or running away into dense alders.

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