Black or Brown

Glacier Bay National Park is home to both black bears and brown bears. Telling the difference between the two species can be tricky. Simply looking at color doesn’t help. A few key physical characteristics can help to clarify just what type of bear you have spotted.


Black or Brown Bear?

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5 minutes, 21 seconds

This four-minute video will help you distinguish between Glacier Bay's two bear species.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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