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What Is The Largest Polar Bear Ever Recorded?

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According to Outdoor Life and the life book of world records, the largest polar bear ever recorded was 2,210 pounds and 11 feet in height. The polar bear was recorded after being shot in Kotzebue Sound, Alaska in 1960. The carcass was displayed at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962.

Adult male polar bears generally weigh between 775 and 1,200 pounds. There are some exceptions to male polar bears weighing more than 1,200 pounds such as the one recorded at 2,210 pounds. The Portland Zoo has a male polar bear in their habitat that weighs in at a little over 1,500 pounds. This mammoth bear is close to 11 feet in height. Female polar bears tend to weigh 330 to 650 pounds. Many females will weigh close to 600 pounds when it is time to go in the den for winter because they are getting ready to gestate and give birth to bear cubs in the spring. Females usually have two cubs, but singles and triplets can occur. It will always depend on the mother's health at the time of conception. Cubs are with their mothers for two to two and a half years. During this time the mother is not actively pursuing any male relations. In fact, until the cubs are two to two and a half, the female bear will not be able to bear more cubs because she is concentrating on the survival of her cubs meaning their bodies are unable to handle a pregnancy.

Polar bears can cover 50 to 200 meters in one day using sea ice. Polar bears tend to move with the seals, since that is their food source. In summer they will travel to where the seals may be on land. They will survive trying to keep close to shore, but some have taken ice flows out great distances to catch prey.

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The largest bear ever recorded was a Kodiak (Brown Bear) and the largest bear on average is a Polar Bear.
The polar bear has an average weight of 900 to 1,500 pounds and is considered the world's largest bear with the brown bear, averaging 500 to 900 pounds a close second. BUT, The largest brown bear, a Kodiak bear, which is a subspecies of the brown bear, weighed in at over 2,500 pounds and was almost 14 feet tall, compared to the largest polar bear ever recorded, weighing 2,210 pounds and stood 11 feet 11 inches in height, it was shot in Kotzebue Sound, Alaska in 1960

The largest bear ever recorded was a Kodiak (Brown Bear) and the largest bear on average is a Polar Bear.
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The largest polar bear ever recorded was shot in Kotzebue Sound, Alaska in 1960 weighing a grizzly 1002 kilograms or 2210 pounds and stood 11 feet 11 inches
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While on the Amundsen expedition to the North Pole (1922) Carl Hansen is said to have shot a 13 foot Polar bear. See his Obit in the Seattle newspaper. He was my uncle and I have a photo of him with the bear hanging from the mast of the Maud.
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A polar bear weighing 2,210 pounds was shot by Arthur R. Dubs at Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, in 1960. Displayed at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, this 11-foot specimen was the largest of its kind ever documented.
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The largest polar bear was 2210 pounds.was shot by arthur R.DUBS AT KOTZEBUE ALASKA in 1960. Was 11 feet tall.
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You are correct. A Polar Bear is the biggest bear recorded to date. It stood 11' 3" and weighed a little over 2000 lbs. It was 4' around the neck & 8' around the shoulders. The head & hide alone weighted 256 lbs.
The story of the huge Brown Bear that attacked the hiker is false and was shown to be, on National Television. They even had the guy who shot it and it's full mount on display.
While this particular Polar Bear was the largest bear ever recorded, the species in general comes in second in average weight to the coastal Alaskan brown bear.
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I have personally seen a polar bear pelt mounted on a wall in the arctic that had been shot by an Inuit.  It was 11 feet from nose to tail.  That polar bear from Alaska my be the Largest ever documented but I have seen larger.
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I believe it was on display at the alaska pavilion at the new york worlds fair in the 60's
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The largest polar bear on record is 1002 kgs or 2200 pound was a male one , and was found in Northwest Alaska in 1960.
Reference by: Wood, G.L. (1981). The Guinness Book of Animal Records, 240.

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