A stuffed grizzly bear / Ursus arctos / North American brown bear. Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.
A stuffed grizzly bear (Ursus arctos, or North American brown bear) menaces customers in a gift shop in Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. Pioneer Park, run by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Department of Parks and Recreation, commemorates early Alaskan history with museums and historic displays. Pioneer Park was opened in 1967 as Alaska 67 Centennial Exposition to celebrate the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. After being given first to the state and then to the city, Mayor Red Boucher renamed the site Alaskaland, which was changed to its present name in 2001.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download