Alaska Brown Bear Skull


Alaska Brown Bear Skull measures 17x11x8 in. Alaska Brown Bear Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of private collection. Scientific name is Ursus arctos middendorffi. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Alaska brown bear or Ursus arctos middendorffi is a subspecies of brown bear that lives in the coastal regions of southern Alaska, although according to other sources, it is a population of the mainland grizzly bear subspecies, or the Kodiak bear subspecies.

Alaska brown bear or Ursus arctos middendorffi hair colors range from blonde to orange (typically females or bears from southern parts of the archipelago) to dark brown. Cubs often retain a white “natal ring” around their neck for the first few years of life. The Kodiak bear’s color is similar to that of its close relatives, the mainland American and Eurasian brown bears.

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the Kodiak brown bear, sometimes the “Alaskan brown bear”, inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in southwest Alaska. It is the largest recognized subspecies or population of the brown bear, and one of the two largest bears alive today,

Alaska brown bear or Ursus arctos middendorffi size range for females is from 399 to 701 lbs., and for males it is 600 to 1,400 lbs. Mature males average 1,052–1,177 lbs. over the course of the year, and can weigh up to 1,500 lbs. at peak times. Females are typically about 20 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than males, and adult sizes are attained when they are 6 years old. Alaska brown bear or Ursus arctos middendorffi captive bears can sometimes attain weights that are considerably greater than those of their counterparts in the wilderness.

An average adult male Alaska brown bear or Ursus arctos middendorffi measures 8 ft. in length, and stands 4 ft 4 in. tall at the shoulder. The largest recorded wild male weighed 1,656 lbs., and had a hind foot measurement of 18 ins.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 11 × 8 in
Alaska Brown Bear Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species: U. arctos
Subspecies: U. a. middendorffi / horribilis
Trinomial name: Ursus arctos middendorffi


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