Polar Bears are from Ireland

My favorite deacon, who hails from Ireland, claims that almost everything originates from Ireland. Including Adam and Eve. I hate to encourage him, but in the case of polar bears, it appears that genetics are on his side.


Researchers have now been able to do that with polar bears, and the results are surprising. The female ancestor of all polar bears isn’t a polar bear at all, but instead a brown bear, a species that includes Grizzlies and Kodiaks. This ancestor lived 20,000 to 50,000 years ago during one of the last major Ice Ages. It probably was located on the glaciers right around what is now Ireland and Britain. Read the article here.

H/T First Thoughts

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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