Topic ID #38199 - posted 3/28/2017 7:45 PM

Giant Skull Found in Alaska May Be Evidence of Elusive ‘King’ Polar Bear


A giant skull discovered on a beach in northernmost Alaska may belong to a subspecies of polar bear that’s never before been reported by scientists. But the elusive bear may have long been familiar to indigenous people in the Arctic.

The single, hefty bone is the fourth largest polar bear skull ever found, measuring 410 millimeters, or just over 16 inches, from the tip of the nose to the back of the skull, and it has what experts describe as an unusually slender and elongated shape.


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