In my interviews for MonsterQuest a few years ago, I predicted we would see more grizzly-polar bear hybrids as thinning ice pushed the polars south and civilization in general pushed the brown bears north. Giving those circumstances, I take no pleasure in being right. There seems to be a lot more fraternizing going on.
More Hybrids Spottted in the Wild
As one bear biologist says, “You know that these hybrids may be out there somewhere, but seeing both a hybrid and a grizzly bear so far north standing right there beside each other on the sea ice, was amazing. I really can’t describe in words what it felt like.”