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.