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Kodiak Bear By Ashley Healy

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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 Healy

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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

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size•Fully 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

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Kodiak bear distribution

•Only live on Kodiak Island, Alaska

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Habitat•Gets plenty of space on Kodiak Island

•Lives in a coastal climate by the bay

•Can also choose to dwell in Kodiak Island’s forests

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Conservation status

•Conservation 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 species

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Reproduction • 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

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Parental Care•The 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

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Longevity and Mortality•Their 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 aren’t around diseases that you can catch in the wild

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Seasonal patterns•Males 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

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Diet•Kodiak bears are omnivores

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

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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 increasing

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Human Relationships•People 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

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Fun Facts•Kodiak 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

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Work Cited•http://www.munseysbearcamp.com/bears.html




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