EDITOR: Learning that the "Zodiac" bear was the world's largest in Chris Smith's Tuesday column was somewhat dismaying because I didn't know there was such an animal. In Wednesday's corrections, you explain Smith's mistake and identify it as the "Kodiac" bear. Is this bear actually bigger than the "Kodiak" bear, or did the Alaskan island change the way it's spelled while I was asleep?

STEPHEN D. GROSS

Monte Rio