Ursus arctos
    The Kamchatka Brown Bear is the same as the Alaskan Peninsula Brown Bears, or the Kodiak Island Bears, but the present example is of exceptional size, squaring 11 foot in the field. To square a bear you must measure from the tip of the nose down the spine to the tip of the tail, and then from the tip of the claw to the elbow, to the hump on his back down to the other elbow, and then on to the next claw tip; the measurements are added together and divided by two to give the bear's squared measurement. The animal never stands what it measures because of the bends of the foot, back, and knees; the head is turned nose level with the ground and all of these arches and bends take off from the true length. When mounted, most Brown Bears do not reach 8 foot in height but this one stands an impressive 9 foot 6 inches, on a 62 x 50-inch base. This Giant Bear displays superb taxidermy quality, has excellent hair, and is sure to get everyone's attention no matter where it is displayed.

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