Kodiak and Katmai are 4-year-old Brown Bears. They came to the Great Plains Zoo after they were orphaned in Cold Bay Alaska. Brown Bears can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and they have an exceptionally acute sense of smell. However, their hearing and eyesight is comparable to humans. Their muscles are specialized for digging not climbing, and they can be quick when they are hungry! Brown Bears are great swimmers, and they love a variety of food. Kodiak loves to sink his toys to the bottom of the pool, and Katmai loves to throw her bones in the air to break them open so she can get to the marrow. These giant balls of fluff are full of personality and intelligence!
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Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.Taylor F.
We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.Robin A.
Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.Stephanie N.
The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.Bill T.