Get Off My Lawn
πŸ“Έ by @ne_meic

Brown bear, asking you nicely to respect his personal boundaries.

The difference between “brown” bears, “grizzly” bears and “kodiak” bears is mostly regional.

They latter two are subspecies of Ursus arctos (commonly known as the brown bear), the names are generally used to distinguish between inland bears (grizzly bears – Ursus arctos horribilis), bears confined to the kodiak archipelago in Alaska (kodiak bears- Ursus arctos middendorffi) and coastal bears, which are just called brown bears.

There are physical differences as well. Kodiak bears are considered by some to be the largest bears on earth, their only competitive rival being the polar bear.

And because coastal (brown) bears have access to the fatty riches of the ocean (eg: salmon) they tend to be larger than their inland (grizzly) bear relatives, as the interior mainland requires the bears who live there to survive on much less in comparison.

I sometimes get confused about the proper names of these animals, luckily the name brown bear can be applied to any of them in a pinch.

#nimrewind May 30th 2019



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