Alaska Brown Bear
If you are coming to the Museum today, please use one of the following entrances: 79th Street and Central Park West, subway entrance, or Weston Pavilion (Columbus Avenue entrance). The Rose Center for Earth and Space and the 81st Street entrance will be closed today, Friday, May 24.
The brown bear of Alaska is the largest living carnivore with a top weight of more than 1,600 pounds. The size of the Alaska bear is related to the abundant food supply: hordes of salmon, berries, mice, marmots, and carrion.
These bears are most active in the daytime and are usually solitary, except when drawn to a common source of food. The cubs remain with their mother for almost two years and take six or seven years to reach full size and weight.
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals