Post by grrraaahhh on Nov 10, 2010 21:03:24 GMT -9
What was once considered unsubstantiated rumor, latter fossil evidence reveal the likely ancient relative of the tundra brown bear to coexist in colder (Polar Bear inhabited) areas of Canada. The information is interesting in the context of current global warming conditions which has led to brown tundra bear migrations into northerly Canada.
Discovery of the Skull of a Grizzly Bear in Labrado
ABSTRACT. The skull of a small, young adult grizzly bear was discovered in the course of archaeological excavation of an early historic Eskimo house in northern Labrador. This discovery confirms the rumored presence of Ursus arctos in Labrador in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is suggested that the Labrador grizzly represents an eastward extension of the barren-ground grizzly population across the mouth of Hudson Bay.