Alaskans live among bears – both real and brightly colored

Alaskans live among bears – both real and brightly colored

Painted bears aim to raise awareness
A life-size, fiberglass bear statue painted with nature scenes and rubber boots, part of a “Parade of Bears” display, stands in front of offices of Great Land Trust in Anchorage, Alaska. The statues were installed to increase awareness of grizzly and black bears that live within the city and to highlight an international bear conference hosted by the city.
A life-size, fiberglass bear statue painted with a mountain scene stands at the bottom of stairs off a downtown street in Anchorage, Alaska.
A life-size, painted fiberglass bear statue, part of a “Parade of Bears” display, stands in front of a an ice cream shop in Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaskans live among bears – both real and brightly colored

A life-size, fiberglass bear statue painted with nature scenes and rubber boots, part of a “Parade of Bears” display, stands in front of offices of Great Land Trust in Anchorage, Alaska. The statues were installed to increase awareness of grizzly and black bears that live within the city and to highlight an international bear conference hosted by the city.
A life-size, fiberglass bear statue painted with a mountain scene stands at the bottom of stairs off a downtown street in Anchorage, Alaska.
A life-size, painted fiberglass bear statue, part of a “Parade of Bears” display, stands in front of a an ice cream shop in Anchorage, Alaska.
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