Ever heard of a Grolar? How about a Pizzly? Actually they are the same animal; a cross between a polar bear and a brown grizzly. Two are currently being studied at Osnabruck Zoo in Germany after an accidental mating between a female brown bear and a male polar bear which were in the same enclosure.
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The offspring show fascinating characteristics of both species; they are midway in size between the two species, have long necks like polar bears but shoulder humps like their mother.
Most interesting is their pelt; polar bear hair is hollow for added insulation, grizzlies have solid hairs but the coat of the offspring is a mixture of the two. The only known wild example was shot by a hunter in 2006.
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