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#DYK Kodiak bears have been isolated from other bears for about 12000 yrs? Photo:Rick Derevan

#DYK Kodiak bears have been isolated from other bears for about 12000 yrs? Photo:Rick Derevan

“According to the Alaska State Fish and Game Department , Kodiak bears are a unique subspecies of the brown or grizzly bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi ),” writes photographer Rick Derevan. “They live exclusively on the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago and have been isolated from other bears for about 12,000 years.” Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group!

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