A large species of brown bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi, found in throughout the Rocky Mountains and the northwest of North America.
The Kodiak bear, also known as the Kodiak brown bear or the Alaskan grizzly bear, occupies the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in South-Western Alaska. Its name in the Alutiiq language is Taquka-aq. It is the largest subspecies of brown bear and one of the two largest members of the bear family, the other being the polar bear.
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