Juvenile Brown Bear Playing

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A young juvenile grizzly bear likely on his own for the first year frolics and fishes for salmon at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island.  Pack Creek runs through an open intertidal meadow before spilling into the ocean. It has the highest concentration of grizzly bear in all of Southeast..Biologists have estimated that the Alaska Grizzly population is holding strong at about 40,000 individuals, about 40 times the number in the rest of the United States...Grizzlies, called "brown bears" when they live near the coast, are wild creatures. But seasonal feeding patterns make it possible for relatively predictable viewing possibilities. Particularly in regard to coastal brown bears, which depend on the annual salmon runs as a mainstay for their diets.
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