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Old 06-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #22
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Black bears are a separate bear species

Polar bears are a separate bear species but close to browns & hybrids:
-hybrids between polars mating with browns

Brown bears are a separate species encompasing the following:
-hybrids when Browns mate with Polars (theres some confusion here)

here's an analogy for brown bears: A quarterback is a football player. A runningback is a football player. Both are football players. A Kodiak is a brown bear. A Grizzly is a brown bear. Both are brown bears. A black bear is a referee.
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