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This female brown bear is standing up in the river eating a salmon she just caught. Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
Brown Bears have coats often tipped with a lighter color, giving a "grizzled" appearance. They also have a large lump of muscle above their shoulders. That muscle gives them great strength in their forelimbs. The Grizzly Bear is a sub-species of the Brown Bear. Brown Bears can weigh up to about 1500 pounds and can run at speeds of 35 miles per hour.
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Keywords to this image = brown_bear bear katmai_NP alaska
Image ID: brown.bear.09.14.2008.jz3f2408.b-800.jpg
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Last updated May 29, 2019