the largest brown bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), found on Kodiak Island and in adjacent areas: it can attain a weight of 780 kg (c. 1,700 lb)
A large brown bear inhabiting a cluster of islands in Alaska and often considered a subspecies (Ursus arctos subsp. middendorffi).
Origin of Kodiak bearAfter Kodiak (Island).
(plural Kodiak bears)
- A large species of brown bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi, found in throughout the Rocky Mountains and the northwest of North America.