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BROWN BEAR: The brown bear's subspecies, the Kodiak bear, is the largest of land-based predators, rivaling the polar bear. They can weigh anywhere from 600 to 1,720 pounds. Here, Karamush, a male brown bear, stays cool in a lake at Varna's Zoo near Sofia, Bulgaria, in July 2009.

PHOTO: Petar Petrov/AP

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