Alaskan Brown Bear Skull


While they are generally solitary animals, Alaskan Brown Bears are known for their fishing behaviors during salmon runs and can be found in areas across the western United States and parts of Canada.


Alaskan Brown Bear Skull Replica measures 17x11x8 in. Alaskan Brown Bear Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Cast of private collection. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum bear skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Alaskan 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.

Alaskan 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 or 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,

Alaskan brown bear or Ursus arctos middendorffi size range for females is from 399 to 701 lb., and for males it is 600 to 1,400 lb. Mature males average 1,052–1,177 lb. over the course of the year, and can weigh up to 1,500 lb. 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.

Alaskan brown bears 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 Alaskan 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 lb., and had a hind foot measurement of 18 inches.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 11 × 8 in
Alaskan 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