Alaska Wildlife Viewing - Alaska Brown Bear
The Brown Bear can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and range in color from blonde to dark brown depending on their habitat. Coastal Brown Bears are referred to as the Brown Bear because of their dark brown coat. Living within 60 miles of Alaska's coast, their color is due in part to a diet of salmon, which are rich in oils and minerals. The interior Alaska Brown Bear, also known as the Grizzly Bear, is usually a light cinnamon or blonde color and are smaller in stature as they do not have access to the rich oily diet of coastal bears. Their diet consists mostly of berries and small rodents.