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Kodiak Bear. By Ashley Healy. Kodiak bear classification. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidea Genus: Ursus Species: Ursus arctos middendorffi. Related to other sub species of brown bear. size. Fully mature males weigh around 1,200 pounds - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Kodiak BearBy Ashley HealyKodiak bear classificationKingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Ursidea

Genus: Ursus

Species: Ursus arctos middendorffiRelated to other sub species of brown bearsizeFully mature males weigh around 1,200 pounds

Fully mature females weigh around 600 pounds

Females are typically 20% smaller and 30% lighter than males

When standing upright they can be 10 feet tall and 5 feet tall when on all fours

Have massive heads

Kodiak bear distribution Only live on Kodiak Island, Alaska

HabitatGets plenty of space on Kodiak Island

Lives in a coastal climate by the bay

Can also choose to dwell in Kodiak Islands forests

Conservation statusConservation status of the Kodiak bear has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Numbers are now increasing and being more stable since their population was lowered greatly by being killed as pests.

They are a protected speciesReproduction Males fight to compete for mates

Become Sexually mature at the age of 5 years old

A typical litter size consists of 2-3 cubs

Parental CareThe mother cares for her cubs without help from the father who leaves after they mate

Most cubs stay with their mother for 3 years

Mothers nurse their cubs for 24 weeks

Over 25% of cubs die before leaving their mother because of the males eating them

Longevity and MortalityTheir average lifespan is 25 years old, females though typically live longer than males

The oldest Kodiak bear ever recorded was a 34 year old sow

The oldest Kodiak boar was 27 years old

Kodiak bears usually live longer in captivity because they arent around diseases that you can catch in the wild

Seasonal patternsMales hibernate in the winter 3-5 months

Females hibernate up to 7 months

Pregnant sows hibernate first followed by lone sows and sows with cubs

Males hibernate last while old boars do not hibernate at all sometimes

DietKodiak bears are omnivores

Diet consists of grass, rodents, insects, salmon, various nuts and berries, and deer and elk

Predator relationships Kodiak Bears have no predators unless you count human poachers

There are less poachers now and the Kodiak Bear population is still steadily increasingHuman RelationshipsPeople have made management programs to help increase the Kodiak Bear population

Using strict regulations hunters can apply for a chance to win a permit to hunt a Kodiak bear

There has been no decrease in the Kodiak Bear population do to this

Fun FactsKodiak bears can get larger than polar bears

The largest Kodiak Bear weighed 1,670 pounds

Males are called Boars and females are called sows

Only live on Kodiak Island

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhMvSIFu8ww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNWOesnAWyE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jq8AD8M5po

Work Citedhttp://www.munseysbearcamp.com/bears.html

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=brownbear.trivia

http://www.bearsoftheworld.net/kodiak_bears.asp

http://bioexpedition.com/kodiak-bear/

Thanks for listening!!!!!