Thursday, June 23, 2011
INTRODUCING SPIRIT BEAR
****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. 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 and not any more related to polar bears or the "blonde" brown bears of Alaska's "ABC Islands" than other members of their species.