“A white bear with brown patches shot dead in northern Canada is the first grizzly-polar hybrid found in the wild, DNA tests have confirmed.

Canadian wildlife officials say it is the offspring of a male grizzly bear amd a female polar bear.

There have long been stories of oddly coloured bears living in regions where the two territories overlap.

But until now, grizzly-polar hybrids, dubbed “grolar bears” or “pizzlies“, have been found only in zoos…”

CEEFAX Sat 13 May 2006

[UPDATE: if google is any guide NO ONE EVER IN THE WORLD EVER used the words PIZZLIE or PIZZLY before yesterday!! i blame a nameless bored canadian wire journalist] [wire as in “wire service” rather than wire as in jim o’rourke passim]