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Some cryptozoologists have suggested that Bergman’s Bear is actually the giant short-faced bear, which somehow managed to survive extinction in the remote regions of Russia. This bear with yellowish fur and an odd, misshapen skull was killed in northern Canada in 1864. Johnny Starlight from Port Orchard on August 13, 2019: Yes. Kootznoowoo means “Bear Fort” or “Fortress of the Bears,” and its forests contain the highest concentration of brown bears in … The Kootznoowoo wilderness encompasses so much more than lush vegetation and massive brown bears. The giant bear was walking toward them, so they looped around and waiting for it to approach: Murphy’s Law contended our plan, and unwillingly baffled our strategy! We see this behavior today, with modern grizzly bears commandeering kills from wolves and cougars. Until then, we are left with the legacy of one of the most impressive prehistoric carnivores ever to live in North America and interesting stories of alleged short-faced bear sightings in modern times. The island has more than 2,500 bald eagles, which makes it home to one of the worlds greatest concentrations of nesting bald eagles. The Admiralty Island a.k.a. There was no word on how much he weighed, according to Fox News. By comparison, this prehistoric bear would have weighed in around 2,500 pounds. However, while unfortunate early humans may have been occasional prey, they were also competition. Fear Island wraps Animal Planet… There are tons of places in and around Juneau to see bears and other wildlife. Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting. It’s easy to imagine that any encounters likely would not have ended well for the humans. The giant short-faced bear (Arctodus Simus) was among the most terrifying predators ever to appear on the North American continent. Admiralty Island's traditional Tlingit name, Kootznoowoo, translates to 'fortress of the bear.' Whether they are new species, relic ancient species or simply misidentified known species is another matter. Some of the eRumors include pictures of mangled human remains alleged to have been one of the bear’s victims. It says the bear was 12 1/2 feet long and weighed an estimated 1600 pounds. On all fours, it would have stood eye-to-eye with a grown man. Indeed, Admiralty Island is home to the highest concentration of brown bears in the world; more than all the Lower 48 states combined. Arctodus Simus would have towered over them all. Earlier studies led researchers to believe Arctodus Simus was a meat-eating specialist. As unlikely as it is, the reappearance of an animal thought to be extinct has occurred before. In that account, Urban wrote that he and a hunting buddy, Ted, found the giant bear walking along a riverbed. By Sergiodlarosa (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons. He railed about giant bears with short snouts before he died of his wounds. Where we stood not seconds earlier, the brush began to part. When first learning about Arctodus Simus it is only a matter of time before you begin to wonder what would have happened if ancient humans crossed paths with this enormous predator. As you said they are less skittish and don't look quite right. To make matters worse, this bear wasn’t just huge; it could also run. The photos first appeared at the website hunting-pictures.com. He was found badly mauled but still alive near an inlet to Icy Bay months later. It was a bear that was taken in 1952 on Kodiak Island, Alaska by Roy Lindsley. Bear Creek Outfitters trips are shorter and generally have larger groups of clients. This is the home of this grandfather bear. Ted and I found ourselves going “Mano a Mano” with a bear of a lifetime. And the hunter was not a park ranger, he didn’t shoot the bear as it was charging, and the bear didn’t eat three hikers before it was killed. Based on its size and speed it seems the short-faced bear was equipped to prey on just about anything it wanted, but this is actually a matter up for debate. Jim Urban said that the bear weighed 1,000 to 1,200 pounds — not 1,600 pounds, as has been rumored. Some suggest this subspecies may now be extinct, while others think it might still be alive in areas of Kamchatka cordoned off by the military. Using its size to intimidate, the short-faced bear would have chased other predators such as Smilodon and the American lion away from their kills. Many researchers believe the expansion of human hunting throughout the Americas likely led to the extinction of North America’s large animals at the end of the last ice age. The temperate rainforests of Admiralty Island's Kootznoowoo Wilderness are unique among the 5,700,000 acres (2,300,000 ha) of federally protected Wilderness in Southeast Alaska. Angoon is located on the western side of Admiralty Island, a place known as “kootznoowoo,” or the “Fortress of Brown Bears”. He has done everything a male bear strives to do in his life: survive, mate, grow to great size and strength, and even have fun. If people came to North America even sooner, they certainly would have contended with this Pleistocene monster. For one, Arctodus lived in North America and is not known in Asia. Elliot Clark fired a shotgun at a bear that attacked his uncle and grandfather while the family was on a fishing trip near Juneau, Alaska. There are many unofficial reports of brown bears with whopping proportions. He wanted to commune with bears. Along the Seymour Canal coastline, there is an average of one eagle nest every mile. As formidable as these legendary carnivores were, all would have given way to the short-faced bear. It never occurred to me it could be anything other than a light-colored, lanky black bear, but now you have me thinking. The original pictures lacked the label linking them with hunting-pictures.com, but that is where the pictures reside. TruthorFiction.com was able to track down the original photos of the giant bear killed in Alaska, and the hunter who shot it. Grandfather Veteran wildlife conservationist Bradley Trevor Grieve leads an elite team into the uncharted Alaskan wilderness in search of Grandfather, a bear locals believe is … Kamchatka Brown Bear: Was this Berman's Bear, or was it something else? 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.. It measured nine feet tall, and its skull measured nearly 28 inches. Our arms, legs, fingers, toes, ribs, backbone, stomach, heart and genitals are nearly the same, they would say. Those colorful “details” have made stories about the giant bear killed in Alaska into urban legend — but they’re not true. There are two pictures of a hunter and a huge bear. cryptid (author) from USA on November 07, 2016: @bob: Deer are pretty common where I live and I see them almost every day. Humans, as well as the evolution of smaller brown bears, likely played a role in the demise of the short-faced bear. With longer legs in comparison to modern brown bears and a leaner, lankier build the short-faced bear may have been capable of reaching speeds as high a 40 miles-per-hour. It's probably been 8 years so when I saw this thing I knew it was not a normal black bear in Pennsylvania I've seen more than a few in my time the short faced long legs looked more like a horse crossing the road A Long Gate not a short Shuffle it was nearing fall this bear look like muscle not fat maybe four feet at the back 400 pounds this was no regular black bear deformed Maybe mangy raggedy noThis bear was less skittish that I've ever seen any black bear it's turning to come back up the hill and look at us it's probably why I stillRemember it but again you know it's not a 12 foot 3000 pound bear but not a black bear would be cool to know there's a downsized version of it. Giant Kodiak bears are the stuff of either dreams or nightmares, maybe both. While all of the above may have been true, more recent research paints a picture of the short-faced bear as an omnivore, with a diet similar to modern brown bears. The eRumor says the bear was killed on Hitchenbrook Island by an airman stationed at Elmendorf. He once worked at a circuswhere he methis wife Grandmother Bear. The bear was nicknamed Grandfather. Known as the God Bear, this creature is said to have a unique appearance and a massive frame. ANIMAL PLANET In a two-hour “Monster Week” special, veteran wildlife conservationist Bradley Trevor Greive leads an elite team into uncharted Alaskan wilderness in search of Grandfather – a bear locals believe is the largest to ever roam the earth. Two shots to the vitals followed, completely dropping the bear, while a series of three additional rounds provided enough insurance to tame our own racing anxieties. In 1972 a young hippy spent a few days at a village near Yakutat. Great show. These were large, ferocious prehistoric predators, but even they would not have taken on Arctodus. By Milaw (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons. The eRumor says the bear was killed on Hitchenbrook Island by an airman stationed at Elmendorf. However, due to the exchange of animals migrating between North America and Asia via the Bering Land Bridge during the last ice age, it is not inconceivable that a population of short-faced bear could have ended up on the Kamchatka Peninsula. According to modern science, this massive beast vanished from North America around 11,000 years ago. I have seen such bears in my area as well. The versions of the eRumor that claims the bear was a killer and was shot by a forest service employee or was a killer and human remains were found in his stomach, are false. The island is home to the highest density of brown bears in North America and the highest density of bald eagles in the world. Adult male polar bears might weigh around 1,200 pounds, and the heaviest on record weighed in at just over 2,200 pounds. I think it depends on where you live, and what else lives there. On the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia locals claim sightings of bears much bigger than the typical local brown bears. The gargantuan paw appeared first through the tall shoots, followed by the massive, robust cranium. The boar dropped in his tracks. Ask yourself how many deer that you personally seen in the wild. Some 1,800 brown bears inhabit its twisted and folded terrain. During its day the short-faced bear was a nightmare for any prey or competitor unlucky enough to cross its path. And the island's singular permanent community, Angoon, can only be accessed by plane or ferry. The examples of MacFarlane’s Bear and Bergman’s Bear show, at the very least, that unusual bears exist out there in the world. Giant Bear Killed in Alaska by Park Ranger-Truth! These claims are backed by historical accounts of huge, strange bears, and occasional evidence in the form of pelts and other specimens. Watch as Angie Ryan hunts for a huge brown bear on Kodiak Island for 30 days. Visitation is limited, allowing us to enjoy a wilderness bear viewing experience. Greive and his team go as deep as possible in the search for Grandfather, the largest bear to ever roam the earth. So, photos of the giant grizzly bear that was killed in a Alaska that have been circulating for more than a decade are real, but stories surrounding them are false. In the realm of cryptozoology, many legendary monsters are thought to be prehistoric animals that have somehow survived undetected for thousands of years or more. Each step closer the bear inched, I felt more compelled to renege on my agreement with Ted, and kill the bear myself. After the giant bear was killed, according to urban legend, three hikers were found inside the giant bear’s belly. As they saw it, very little separated grizzlies from men. The temperate rainforests of Admiralty Island's Kootznoowoo Wilderness are unique among the 5,700,000 acres of federally protected Wilderness in Southeast Alaska. A later version says the photo is of a forest service worker and also includes a picture of an alleged bear attack victim and says the bear had been responsible for several human deaths in Alaska and was the largest bear ever recorded. Kodiak brown bear (Nat Geo Archives) If you can get past the concept that all grizzlies are brown bears, but not all brown bears are grizzlies—a source of great confusion to some—there is an opportunity to learn about the most wide-ranging species of bear in the world, and one of the most wide-ranging mammals on Earth. Copyright © 2021 What's True Incorporated, ‘Antifa Infiltrated Trump Supporters’ Claim During Capitol Riots by Washington Times Apparently Deleted, A Woman Was Shot in Capitol Riots; ‘Roberta Paulson’ Meme Follows, Amid Fascist Coup Attempt, Twitter Cowers From Banning Donald Trump. To the indigenous Tlingit of southeastern Alaska, naming the area known today as Admiralty Island was easy: Kootznoowoo, meaning "Bear … While some researchers are now projecting an earlier date, the Clovis People have long been regarded as the first North Americans. Fortress of the Bears in Southeast Alaska harbors the largest concentration of Alaskan Brown bears on Earth. It lived at a time when the dire wolf, the American lion and the saber-toothed cat known as Smilodon prowled the landscape. Coastal forests of massive Sitka spruce and … Most called the grizzly bear "grandfather," others "old man" or "elder brother." Summary of eRumor: Emails show photos of a giant bear that was supposedly killed in Alaska by a park ranger after eating three hikers. Above and Beyond Alaska (ABAK) offers a combo kayak-and bear-viewing tour and overnight trips. Pack Creek Bear Tours’ Admiralty Island Bear Tours are the place to see brown bears in … Large adult grizzly bears stand around nine feet tall, and polar bears are a bit bigger, standing around ten feet. It was shipped off to the Smithsonian Institute, where it was later examined and determined to be something other than a brown bear. Such a creature is known as a Lazarus Taxon. No difference in believing in a Bigfoot population and people who swear they've seen them alive and well from Florida to Alaska and all points between. Known as the God Bear, this creature is said to have a unique appearance and a massive frame. There are two pictures of a hunter and a huge bear. In other words, for at least a couple of thousand years, maybe more, humans and Arctodus shared the continent. In both accounts, the bear weighed a monstrous 1,600 pounds. Head to Mitchell Bay, Hood Bay, White… As it turns out, once science caught up a little, MacFarlane’s Bear was explained quite easily. With interests in science and nature, I explores topics from a unique and sometimes controversial perspective. When the salmon, the bears' main food source, do not return for the first time one summer, the grizzlies must find something else to eat from grass to even Dungeness crabs. It would have been an opportunist and a generalist, taking prey items, stealing kills made by other hunters and foraging for grasses, berries, grubs, and other nutrition. Sightings of unusually large bears have driven the belief that somehow Arctodus may still be alive. Thanks to our readers, the truth about these pictures has been found. A great, giant bear who has survived and prospered for almost 30 years. I looked over at Ted who stood between the tree and I. However, some believe it could still exist today in the far northern reaches of the continent. Rearing up on their hind legs, some specimens would have topped twelve feet tall. Mark Twain — 'Faith is believing what you know ain't so.'. In this article, we’ll take a look at the real Arctodus Simus of paleontology, plus some of the stories that suggest it could still be around today. A previous version of the story published by TruthorFiction.com: Pictures of a Hunter and a Giant 1,600 lb Bear in Alaska–Truth! But, to link these encounters to a living giant short-faced bear we need proof. I am researching his story. He says that the bear was actually ten feet high and weighed between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds. The Truth: These photos actually show a giant bear that was killed in Alaska. Brown bears, coastal forests, rocky spires. However, when the stories are backed by evidence or at least reliable testimony, the issue becomes more interesting. "Fear Island" aka Kootznoowoo aka Admiralty Island aka остров страха. Bergman’s Bear is one such case. So how big was this bear anyway? When it comes to massive brown bears, stories abound. Another example of a mystery bear is seen in the story of MacFarlane’s Bear. What makes some people think it is still with us anyway? The area is also known by the native Tlingít people as \"Kootznoowoo,\" which translates to \"fortress of the bears.\" Admiralty Island is home to an estimated 1,600 brown bears (n… Visitors camp on nearby Windfall Island and visit Pack Creek when it’s open to people, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. All three companies take care of logistics. Kootznoowoo Wilderness, located on Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest, gets its name from the indigenous people of southeast Alaska, the Tlingit. Visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for a complete list of viewing locations. Examples of MacFarlane’s Bear are still occasionally sighted in Canada and Alaska, and the possibility that this is a unique species is still on the table. A short, scenic flight from Juneau. Without valid proof, experts generally write these encounters off as poorly guessed measurements, or perhaps only the tall tales of hunters and outdoorsmen. While plausible, this explanation isn’t bullet-proof. When we think of modern grizzlies and polar bears their size is staggering, but this prehistoric monster was bigger still. Angoon is located on the southwest coast at Kootznoowoo Inlet. In addition, Kootznoowoo received the surface and subsurface estate to certain lands and around Angoon including a strip of shore land along Kootznoowoo Inlet, Mitchell Bay and Kanalku. I ran through my mental checklist, “Safety off, round chambered, finger on the trigger and relax.” Now was not the time to make errors. Bears are common too, but I see them less often. The boar stepped closer. This wasn’t just a spur of the moment decision. Images are from http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmarschner/2729647854/sizes/o/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gillesgonthier/1454542931/ And his last appearance was in the episode "Pied Piper Little Bear". His first appearance was in the episode "To Grandmother's House". The island's towering cathedrals of old growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock could not be more different from the glaciers and alpine tundra found in nearby Wilderness Areas such as Tracy Arm or Misty Fjords. This meant it was a hunter that used its impressive list of physical credentials to take down prehistoric horses, deer, bison, and other large prey items. Is This a ‘Biblical’ Crowd of Trump Supporters in Washington D.C.. The sound of Ted’s heavy breathing was the only thing fading out the dull drum of my now sunken heart. A hunter named Jim Urban, who was there when his buddy shot the giant bear, posted them. A pelt, a skeleton, or some other valid specimen may one day show that Arctodus Simus is still alive. This Native American culture dates back around 13,000 years, making then contemporaries of the giant short-faced bear. : * They call him Grandpa, he lives in angoon alaska on all fours top his shoulders to ground is 61/2 ft. which means when he stands up on top his head to ground is 13ft His dna tested out as hybrid a mix between Polar bear and Black bear they figure his weight to … The surrounding waters are home to all five species of Pacific salmon, which spawn in July and August. Giant Short-faced Bear Arctodus Simus Compared to Human, By Dantheman9758 [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. It would have even tackled a mammoth on occasion, particularly smaller juveniles. 3. The native Tlingít people call this island "Kootznoowoo," meaning "Fortress of the Bear." Grandfather Bear (voiced by the late Sean McCann) is Little Bear's maternal grandfather, Father Bear's father-in-law, and Mother Bear's father. A prehistoric South American giant short-faced bear tipped the scales at up to 3,500 pounds (1,600 kilograms) and towered at least 11 feet (3.4 meters) standing up, according to … Alaskan Brown Bears. They measured between 5 and 7 inches long and were the longest claws that anyone at the Fish and Game office in Kodiak had ever seen on a brown bear. And grizzlies walk … Do alleged short-faced bear sightings mean this prehistoric bear is still alive today? Twain might have accurately described those of us who "believe" there's a remnant Arctodus Simus population out there somewhere. prehistoric animals that have somehow survived. & Fiction! The facts are a little different from the original eRumor, but the pictures do record the results of a true hunt and are real. Biologists dismiss this notion for a couple of reasons. He also noted footprints larger than what he’d expect from local bears. cryptid (author) from USA on November 26, 2017: Very interesting, Willard. Twice, the bear broke trip lines set at 6'. Is this another possible example of Arctodus Simus or some other prehistoric bear appearing in modern times? His head was lobbed low; his rusted muzzle leaked clouds of nasal vapor through quarter size nostrils; and those beady, bloodshot eyes stared through my partner and I. & Fiction! An unspoiled wilderness, wild Alaskan brown bears, a great adventure. He says the bear did not stand up then drop down and charge. Photos of a giant bear killed in Alaska first surfaced on a message board in 2004. In the early 1980’s, Kootznoowoo made selections in the vicinity of Chomondeley Sound on the cast side of Prince of Wales Island. In case your wondering, a hunter in Alaska shot the second biggest grizzly bear ever recorded in 2014. i think they could still be out there because there is still a lot to discover out there and here and everywhere else so i don't see why they could not still be out there even if there not i would still hope there was because it would be cool to see one. Were it alive today we would be wise to give it a wide berth. On the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia locals claim sightings of bears much bigger than the typical local brown bears. Where the Americas once held a diversity of predators and prey similar to modern Africa, with the introduction of humans many species declined or disappeared. “Are you ready,” I asked. At the time, it was reported that an airman hunting on Hitchcock Island killed the giant bear. It says the bear was 12 1/2 feet long and weighed an estimated 1600 pounds. I see what you are saying though, but I think an animal like a mountain lion might be a better example of a common large mammal rarely seen. They followed it to Tsaagwaa Mtn and got permission from the Tlingit tribe to go on ancestral land where no Tlingit had been in 400 years and no outsider had ever been. Polar bears are regarded as the biggest modern bear species. What played through my head in slow motion seemed endless, but in reality was over in a fraction of seconds. Kootznoowoo, Alaska is called that because of the literal translation “Fortress of the Bears” and that’s exactly what it is. Zoologist Clinton Hart Merriam proposed this was a new species and named it Vetularctos inopinatus, the Ancient Unexpected Bear. Secondly, with its long limbs the short-faced bear would have had a different appearance than a typical brown bear, one which does not match the description given by locals. Bergman’s Bear is one such case. So, considering its tremendous size and physical attributes, if it were still around how could we miss it? Is the giant short-faced bear still alive out there somewhere, waiting to be rediscovered? They were posted by a hunter who used the nickname  Dalliwacker, on www.assaultweb.net, but who is, according to published articles, Jim Urban. A bear standing almost as tall as a regulation NBA basketball backboard is beyond terrifying. As Bergman speculated, the bear he examined likely belongs to a unique, possibly physically larger, subspecies of the modern brown bear. Has Vice President Mike Pence Unfollowed President Donald Trump on Twitter? To further put this in perspective, regulation height for a basketball rim is ten feet. “Pull the trigger!” I demanded Ted, “Pull the trigger!” The blast of Ted’s .338 Win-Mag rang out and sent a direct hit to the bear’s nerve center bringing him to his hindquarters. He nodded. One specimen of the South American giant short-faced bear unearthed in 1935 may have tipped the scales at a colossal 3,500 pounds! But, like most good hunting stories, the line between truth and fiction has blurred over time with this one. My attention focused back on the crosshairs of my riflescope. Description The indigenous people of SE Alaska, the Tlingit, know Admiralty Island by the name Kootznoowoo, the "Bear Fort" or "Fortress of the Bears". The world record for Alaskan brown bear has stood for 75 years. He also says the bear was not shot on Hitchenbrook Island but, like all good hunters, he won’t be specific about where he got it . The absolute best place to see brown bears is on Admiralty Island National Monument. We now know that grizzly bear / polar bear hybrids are possible, and the result is a creature very similar to the bear examined by Merriam. Kodiak Brown Bear Permit Areas (GMU 8) Select a "permit hunt area" from the map or from the list of hunt areas below for information on harvest statistics, permit availability, guides, hunt numbers, area description, and … Frequently Asked Questions. The bear's most impressive feature was his intimidating set of claws. Another version claimed that a park ranger shot the giant bear after it charged him from 50 yards away. It would have likely been the same in prehistoric times. The temperate rainforests of Admiralty Island's Kootznoowoo Wilderness are unique among the 5,700,000 acres (2,300,000 ha) of federally protected Wilderness in Southeast Alaska.. The solemn look alone was enough to make one feel threatened, but oddly the bear showed no sign of aggression. Back in 1920, zoologist Sten Bergman examined a pelt alleged to have come from one such animal, and believed that it was a subspecies of brown bear unlike those known in the area. 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