Grizzly–polar bear hybrid

hybrid between polar bear and grizzly bear

A grizzly–polar bear hybrid, also called a pizzly bear, is a rare hybrid of a polar bear and a grizzly bear. They exist both in captivity and in the wild. In 2006, the hybrid was confirmed by DNA testing of a strange-looking bear that was shot near Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories on Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic.

Grizzly–polar bear hybrid
Polar/brown bear hybrid at Osnabrück Zoo.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Tribe: Ursini
Genus: Ursus
Species: U. maritimus × U. arctos