Kodiak bear

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Ko·di·ak bear

A large brown bear inhabiting a cluster of islands in Alaska and often considered a subspecies (Ursus arctos subsp. middendorffi).

[After Kodiak (Island).]

Kodiak bear



(Animals) a large variety of the brown bear, Ursus arctos, inhabiting the west coast of Alaska and neighbouring islands, esp Kodiak

Ko′diak bear`

a large brown bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi, inhabiting coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kodiak bear - brown bear of coastal Alaska and British ColumbiaKodiak bear - brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia
brown bear, Ursus arctos, bruin - large ferocious bear of Eurasia
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Jim Kowalczik plays with Jimbo, a 1,500-pound Kodiak bear at the Orphaned Wildlife Centre in Otisville, New York
They've been around animals and know what to do, You can't just take someone off the street and say, 'Hey, come help me grab this Kodiak bear.
If I had ever faced that huge Kodiak bear, my mind would have raced.
While his adventures were less eccentric than Proenneke's, they were still considerable: an eight-day hunt for Kodiak bear, working eighty-hour weeks on a paving crew to beat the first frost, daring potential poachers as a backcountry stream guard for the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Service.
North American brown bears are generally divided into two subspecies: the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), so named because of its silver-tipped hairs that give it a grizzled appearance, and the Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), found on Kodiak Island and a few nearby islands off the coast of Alaska.
The polar bear and the caribou haven't arrived yet, but there's a Kodiak bear, an Arctic fox, a pair of gorgeous snowy owls, a few ptarmigans and a beautiful white wolf.
Kodiak is an important environmental asset which affects the fishing industry, particularly salmon fishing, and the island is coveted by hunters worldwide for its unique Kodiak bear and other game animals, there are strict laws governing fishing and hunting activities as well as hiking near spawning streams.
I'm going to mail you that photo, along with this drawing of your mom seducing a Kodiak bear.
They also capitalize on the presence of what Buckingham called the "legendary Kodiak bear.
Your food never puts up a fight, so you don't need the sharp stabbing and cutting teeth that a Kodiak bear does.
Or Carol Thatcher in the wilds of Canada taking on a Kodiak bear armed only with a small Bowie hunting knife.
The big ones, like this Kodiak bear, have to be anesthetized (ann-ESS-thi-tized)--put to sleep--so the work will be painless for the animals and for the zookeepers.