The qupqugiaq, also known as the kogogiak or the qoqogaq, is an oceanic cryptid said to be a ten-legged polar bear.


The creature is basically described as a ten-legged polar bear. Supposedly, it is extremely ferocious and quick, due to its extra legs.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • A genetic mutation
  • An illusion caused by viewing polar bears at a distance


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony


  • Many inns and hotels are named after the Qupqugiaq.
  • Local reasoning also purports that natives may have been seeing several polar bears at a distance, such as a mother and her yearling cubs, in such close proximity to one another that they appeared to form one body.