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The ABC’s of Hybridization of Brown Bears and Polar Bears

By Bjorn Dihle First published in Alaska Magazine, December 2019.   The rainforest brown bear of Southeast Alaska’s ABC Islands (Admiralty, Baranof, Chichagof, Yakobi and Kruzof Islands) might be more interesting and mysterious than Sasquatch. Those are fighting words for people invested in big hairy critters, particularly the “Squatch-Truthers,” a growing community devoted to exposing …

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