Ah, so you’re back. That’s great. Let’s continue our visit to the New York Zoological Park. Remember, this is the zoo that resulted from Fordham University’s selling the land to New York City for $1000.
Today’s vintage postcards picture the Alaskan Brown Bear, and the Arctic Fox.
Alaskan Brown Bear
The Alaskan Brown Bear, or Kodiac Bear, is a threatened species found off the southeast coast of the Alaskan peninsula (Kodiak, Afognak, and Shuyak Islands) that rivals the polar bear as the largest land based predator. It has a noticeable hump above the shoulders. The adult male can reach a height of 8.5 feet when standing erect. Although it cannot see very well, this bear can manage a speed of up to 40 mph. Note, bear cubs have no fur when born.
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