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Interactions of brown bears, Ursus arctos, and gray wolves, Canis lupus, at Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska

January 1, 2004

We describe several encounters between Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) and Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) that were observed at Katmai National Park and Preserve in southwest Alaska. Katmai Brown Bears and Gray Wolves were observed interacting in a variety of behavioral modes that ranged from agonistic to tolerant. These observations provide additional insight regarding the behavioral plasticity associated with bear-wolf interactions.

Publication Year 2004
Title Interactions of brown bears, Ursus arctos, and gray wolves, Canis lupus, at Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska
DOI 10.22621/cfn.v118i2.922
Authors Tom S. Smith, Steven T. Partridge, John W. Schoen
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Canadian Field-Naturalist
Index ID 70026907
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center