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The Polar Bear is the largest land carnivore on Earth, only the Kodiak bear can rival it in size.

Polar Bear Sow In Alaska

Polar Bear Sow Near Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska. (Author: Alan Wilson – cc by-s.a. 3.0)

The polar bear is a carnivorous bear that’s also classified as a marine mammal because of its native dwelling place exclusively within the Arctic Circle, and surrounding land masses.

This is a large bear. In fact, it’s rivaled in size only by the Kodiak bear with some individuals weighing over 1500 pounds (700 kg).

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What Do You Get From Crossing A Grizzly Bear And A Polar Bear? A Polar-Grizzly Bear Hybrid.

A Specimen of the polar-grizzly bear hybrid

A Specimen Of The Polar-Grizzly Bear Hybrid (Courtesy: Sarah Hartwell Messybeast cc by-s.a. 3.0)

Before 2006, the polar-grizzly bear hybrid was something that was known to occur among bears of both species while in captivity.

But all that changed when the first documented grolar or pizzly bear specimen was shot in the wild in the Canadian Artic area that same year.

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