) Google Earth Explore Alaskan Brown Bears
Spring comes quickly to Alaska. The snowpack melts. Rivers swell with crisp water. Delicate blue forget me nots bloom near the water’s edge. And brown bears emerge from a six or seven month hibernation in the Katmai National Park. On their annual migration from the ocean to their spawning grounds. Sockeye salmon rush up the Brooks River until they meet the falls. Waiting for them there are the bears. Who eagerly paw the air. Striking for some fresh protein as they jump out of the water.
B) Google Earth Explore Alaskan Brown Bears
Explore.org invites you to hang out with Alaskan Brown Bears.
How many brown bears are left in Alaska?
When mentioning Brown bears or Grizzly bears, they are the same animal living in different areas. Coastal bears tend to be larger because of a diet high in salmon. The total number of brown bears in the U.S. is estimated at 32,000 with approximately 95% (30,400) living in Alaska. Around 4000 of these are coastal bears.
Untouched Wilderness in America’s Northernmost National Park – Gates of the Arctic
Revised September 19, 2023