Sunday, August 10, 2008

McFarlane's Bear

McFarlane's Bear has much in common with Bergman's Bear. They live in very close proximity, separated only by the narrow Bering Strait. They are both giant bears known by natives, and they both have yellowish fur. The difference is, only a pelt exists from Bergman's Bear. McFarlane's animal has an entire carcass in the Smithsonian. However, no one can confirm this animal, because it may in fact be the last of a now-extinct prehistoric species, a splinter group of Bergman's Bears, or simply a grizzly/polar bear hybrid. Unless, however unlikely this may be, more evidence is discovered, this creature may remain a scientific oddity forever.

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