It was bagged in 2013 near the Totatlanika River, Alaska. The bear was hunted to extinction in Britain by 1000 AD. It does expand after you open it. The largest bear ever killed in North America was from Kodiak Island, with a total skull size of 78.1 cm (30.7 in), and eight of the top 10 brown bears listed in the Boone and Crockett record book are from Kodiak. It did have a small hole in it knee that I had to fix. Polar Bear Height Comparison with Other Bears Larry Fitzgerald poses with the largest grizzly bear taken by a hunter. 5. Cordell Johnson, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center photographer, 2016. Grizzly bear I was a little sad about that. It was a great gift for my wife on Valentines Day! A hunter in Alaska has been credited with killing a record grizzly bear, according to Boone and Crockett Club officials. The fossils of the largest known bear to have ever lived have been found, a giant that was the most powerful land carnivore of its time, scientists said. The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi) is found in the Kodiak Archipelago islands of southwestern Alaska.It is the largest subspecies of brown bear and one of the two largest members of the bear family, the other being the polar bear.. The largest population can be found in the Siberian forests. The following data, taken from Gary Brown’s Great Bear Almanac (New York, 1993), compares the average measurements of the polar and brown bear. In terms of mass, Earth’s largest mammal is the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus).Weighing approximately 136 metric tons (150 tons) and growing to a length of more than 30 meters (98 feet), it is also the largest animal that ever lived. The bear’s skull measured 27 6/16, making it the largest grizzly taken by a hunter ever recorded. The second- and third-place bears were also taken on Kodiak. This bear was the inspiration for the names of two constellations, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. 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