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Are black bears and white bears the same species? why or why not?

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    Do you mean polar bear?

    A definiton of species is that they do not interbreed. There is an example of a brown/polar bear cross.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4766217.stm

    I believe brown and polar bears are closely related. Not sure how close related black and polar bears may be.

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    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is a good site about the 8 species of bears:

    http://www.greatbear.org/bearspecies.htm

    Sra

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