Monday, November 1, 2010

Kodiak Bear Vs Grizzly Bear

The article talks about two sub species of brown bear: the Kodiak and grizzly.

They both try to avoid humans, but are attracted to food that humans leave out. Brown bears are largely protected under our laws while hunting permits are given out to keep the Kodiak bear population under control for our own protection. Grizzles are massive in size, stand anywhere from 5 to 8 feet tall and can weigh anywhere from 300-1200 pounds. Kodiak's can stand as tall as 10 feet and weigh as much as 1500 pounds; the size of the Kodiak bears rivals the size of a polar bear.

The fact that permits are given out in order to kill Kodak bears disturbs me, yet the thought of killing any animal sends shivers down my spine. Bears avoid humans; that’s why we don’t see them roaming the streets often. When we go camping in their neck of the woods of course they will want to go after our food.

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