The tallest bear ever recorded was a Kodiak bear named Sherki, who measured a staggering 10 feet tall when standing on his hind legs. This towering giant was spotted in the summer of 2015 in the Kodiak archipelago off the coast of Alaska.
Sherki’s height was officially measured by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the department confirmed that he was the tallest bear on record. Sherki was estimated to weigh in excess of 1,500 pounds, and he had a distinctive reddish-brown coat.
The Kodiak bear is one of the biggest bear species in the world, and males can weigh up to 1,500 pounds. They are among the largest land carnivores, and they can measure up to 10 feet tall when standing on their hind legs. Not surprisingly, the Kodiak bear is a formidable predator and is capable of taking down large prey such as moose, elk, and even bison.
Kodiak bears have long been a staple of the Alaskan landscape and have been revered by both the native peoples and the early settlers of the area. In fact, the Kodiak bear is even featured on the official seal of the state of Alaska.
Sherki, the tallest bear ever recorded, was estimated to be over 20 years old when he was spotted in 2015. Unfortunately, no one knows what happened to him after he was spotted, but his height and weight will remain in the records for some time.
Kodiak bears are among the most majestic creatures in the wild, and Sherki’s record-breaking size serves as a reminder of the power of nature. He may have been the tallest bear ever recorded, but he will always be a symbol of the wilderness and the beauty that exists in the wild.