This photo comes up frequently when googling 'polar bear hunt', here now the story behind, it had been the first DNA-confirmed grolar bear in the Arctic..."Unique 'grolar bear' to be shipped from N.W.T.
The first known offspring of a polar bear and a grizzly bear, killed by a sport hunter in the North in April, heads this week to its permanent home in Idaho.The seven-foot "grolar bear" was shot by Jim Martell on a guided hunt near Sachs Harbour, located on the Northwest Territories' Banks Island.
Proud of his $50,000 trophy hunt, the veteran hunter paid another $9,000 to have a Yellowknife taxidermist stuff the bear. This week the bear, complete with its skull, is being shipped to Martell's Idaho home.
Initially, Martell was not sure whether he would be allowed to keep the animal. However, Canadian wildlife officials released the body after DNA testing confirmed it was a cross between a polar bear and a grizzly bear.
The one-of-a kind bear will join Martell's personal menagerie of stuffed game after a short stop at a Nevada sports hunting show. The seven-foot "grolar bear" was shot by Jim Martell on a guided hunt near Sachs Harbour, located on the Northwest Territories' Banks Island."Auch wenn es wirklich aufschlussreich ist, mehr über die Paarungen zwischen Eisbären und Grizzlys zu erfahren, versteht es sich von selbst, dass ich vorgezogen hätte, wenn dieser Bär nicht erschossen worden wäre, das gleiche gilt für den Bären im letzten Monat...-
Although it is really instructive to get to know more about grizzlys and polar bears as breeding mates, it goes without saying, that I had preferred both bears not to be shot....
Source & photo credits:
- Unique Grolar Bear To Be Shipped from N.W.T./ CBC 04.12.2006
- Bear Shot In High Arctic Confirmed As Grizzly-Polar Cross/ Vancouver Sun 01.05.2010, incl. the 2 pics of Jim Martell