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Ko·di·ak bear

 (kō′dē-ăk′)
n.
A large brown bear inhabiting a cluster of islands in Alaska and often considered a subspecies (Ursus arctos subsp. middendorffi).

[After Kodiak (Island).]
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Kodiak bear

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Kodiak

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


n.
a large brown bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi, inhabiting coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia.
[1895–1900]
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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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The four-parter also takes him 2500 miles north to Alaska, trading tropical rainforests for snow-fringed glaciers and a desolate wilderness, searching for Kodiak Bears.
The four-parter also takes him 2,500 miles north to Alaska, trading tropical rainforests for snow-fringed glaciers and a desolate wilderness, searching for Kodiak Bears.
"It is a rifle suitable for all North American big game from Alaskan moose and Kodiak bears to Florida deer and panthers.
Despite the size of the Kodiaq - named after the remote Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska where 3,500 Kodiak bears live - it feels light and is easy to drive.
"I'll be getting up close and personal to Kodiak bears, which, through generations and natural selection, have become the largest brown bears," he says.
* Russia selling Alaska to the United States for 2 cents an acre (Google: Alaskan Gold Rush, Prudhoe Bay oil field, Kodiak bears and Sarah Palin).
The car carries the same name as the remote Kodiak island in the Gulf of Alaska - although it's spelled with a q rather than a k at the end - where there is a population of almost 15,000 people and famously 3,500 Kodiak bears.
Animals depicted in the exhibition include orangutans in Borneo, Kodiak bears in Alaska, gorillas in Rwanda, Koala bears in Australia, elephants in Kenya, polar bears in the Arctic, walruses in Svalbard and penguins in Antarctica.
Kodiak bears and their coastal cousins are usually less aggressive because they have an abundant source of high-protein food--fish.
He knew that this was due to the small home ranges of Kodiak bears, which typically only cover an average of 20 square kilometres (compared to the 1,500 square kilometres of their Scandinavian relatives) and often share fishing grounds.
The Auburn team, frequently within casting distance of up to 11 also-fishing Kodiak bears each day, observed a female whose three cubs had been just killed by a big male.
Discovered by Russian explorer Stephan Glotov in 1763, Kodiak Island is renowned for huge Kodiak bears, world-class sport fishing and being one of the nation's largest commercial fishing ports.