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A grizzly-polar bear or grolar bear has been spotted in NWT. It seems this rare hybrid bear is becoming more common. The last one was shot in 2010, and another was found in 2006. Robert Kuptana, who lives in the Arctic hamlet said grizzly bears, which are a species not natural to the area, are increasing in numbers near Ulukhaktok.
He said ever since the caribou have been travelling a different route along the mainland, the grizzlies have been following the herds and mating with polar bears.(Picture: This stuffed grizzly-polar bear hybrid was found near Sachs Harbour, N.W.T in 2006)

A grizzly-polar bear or grolar bear has been spotted in NWT. It seems this rare hybrid bear is becoming more common. The last one was shot in 2010, and another was found in 2006.

Robert Kuptana, who lives in the Arctic hamlet said grizzly bears, which are a species not natural to the area, are increasing in numbers near Ulukhaktok.

He said ever since the caribou have been travelling a different route along the mainland, the grizzlies have been following the herds and mating with polar bears.

(Picture: This stuffed grizzly-polar bear hybrid was found near Sachs Harbour, N.W.T in 2006)