(Got this via e-mail) Someone told me that the reason Kodiak bears are so large is that the island climate is never really cold enough to make the bears hibernate, so they continue to eat and grow all year long without the Annual Anorexic Reduction Period or "AARP" as some of our geriatric population calls it. So many bears in one place… Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008, 8:43 PM. This picture is from a geologist on Kodiak, Alaska. He took the picture from a plane while en route to a job site. These bears are feeding on a whale carcass. He said there were at least as many on the hills outside of the picture.