Friday, May 12, 2006

Polar Opposites Attract?

Posted By on Fri, May 12, 2006 at 4:00 AM

A hunter in Northwest Territories, Canada, shot and killed what is believed to be the first documented cross between a grizzly bear and a polar bear in the wild. Though the two bear species have occasionally mated in captivity, it has been considered unlikely to happen in the wild because of differences in their habitat and mating season.

The cross-species bear’s fur is described as being like a polar bear but with patches of brown. Its its claws, back, and face more closely resemble a Grizzly.

DNA tests determining species paternity are pending. We just have one question: Where has Memphis Grizzlies’ mascot Grizz been spending his off-seasons?



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