Wild “grolar” bear found, according to reports in Canadian Press 11 May, 2006 BBC News Online 13 May 2006. In April 2006 an American hunter who had a permit to shoot polar bears shot an unusually coloured bear on Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada. The bear was white with brown patches with long claws and a slightly humped back. Local hunter’s guide, Roger Kuptana, thought it might be a hybrid offspring of a grizzly bear and a polar bear – sometimes called “grolar” or “pizzly” bears. Canadian conservation officials have now tested the DNA of the bear and confirmed it is a hybrid. Ian Stirling, a biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service in Edmonton commented: “It’s something we’ve all known was theoretically possible because their habitats overlap a little bit and their breeding seasons overlap a little bit. It’s the first time it’s known to have happened in the wild.” Grizzlies and polar bears have been bred together in zoos and produce fertile offspring.
Editorial Comment:The fact that grizzlies and polar bears can mate and produce fertile offspring indicates these bears are of one kind and the differences between them are similar to the differences between different human racial groups, and all of Darwin’s Finches. The fact that Grizzlies and Polar Bears don’t normally breed is simply because they don’t often meet one another. This fits with Biblical history. After Noah’s flood the climate and environment degenerated and became more variable and as animals spread out over the earth, small groups established themselves in different ecological niches and only bred with one another. This led to the formation of separate populations with distinctive features, which have now been classified as different species, which is then used by the evolutionist as evidence that creatures do not produce their own kind, when they clearly do. (Ref. breeding, hybridisation)
Evidence News 31 May 2006