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August 2, 2013

Bears, humans coexist in remote Alaska park

By MARK THIESSEN
Associated Press

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Thanks to these bear viewing platforms and rangers' strict rules, there have been only two minor mishaps in the last 63 years between the species at Brooks Camp.

KATMAI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska — Kim Spanjol has seen gorillas in Congo and orangutans in Borneo. But for a honeymoon with her husband Jim O'Brien, she planned a trip to Katmai National Park and Preserve in remote Alaska, where they started seeing brown bears the minute their floatplane landed on the beach.


 
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