Thursday, June 23, 2011


****The Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei), also known as a "spirit bear" (particularly to the Indian tribes of Alaska), is a subspecies of the American Black Bear living in the central and north coast of British Columbia, Canada.[1] It is noted for about 1/10 of their population having white or cream-coloured coats. This colour morph is due to a recessive allele common in the population. They are not albinos[1] and not any more related to polar bears or the "blonde" brown bears of Alaska's "ABC Islands" than other members of their species.