Neither albino nor polar bear, the spirit bear (also known as the Kermode bear) is a white variant of the North American black bear, and it's found almost exclusively in the Great Bear Rainforest on Canada's western coast. White fur occurs in only one of every 40 to 100 black bears on the British Columbia mainland coast, but the trait is especially pronounced on certain islands in the Great Bear Rainforest.

The Kermode Bear, or Spirit Bear: a sub-species of the American black bear. Only found in what is known as the Great Bear Rain Forest located in west-central British Columbia and a few adjacent islands.

Photo by Ian McAllister of a Spirit bear and a black bear. Spirit bear is the…

Sibling spirit bears, from BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. Photo by Ian McAllister at Pacific Wild via our friends at Toque & Canoe. (at Great Bear Rainforest)

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The Kermode Bear (Ursus americanus kermodei is one of the rarest bears in the world. It is a black bear that has a white/creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene. He lives principally in the central and north coast of British Columbia in Canada.

Spirit bear of British Columbia // Charlie-Russell-057 Spirit Bear - Kermode

Charlie-RUrsus Americanus – colour – black, bluish-black, brown, white (Kermode or Spirit

“ The great bear rainforest in British Columbia is one of the largest coastal temperate rain forests in the world, with twenty five thousand square miles of mist shrouded fjords and densely forested...

Kermode Bear, the Spirit Bear - British Columbia. “ The great bear rainforest in British Columbia is one of the largest coastal temperate rain forests in the world, with twenty five thousand square miles of mist shrouded fjords and densely forested.

The Kermode Bear (Ursus americanus kermodei is one of the rarest bears in the world. It is a black bear that has a white/creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene. He lives principally in the central and north coast of British Columbia in Canada.Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

The Kermode Bear (Ursus americanus kermodei is one of the rarest bears in the world. It is a black bear that has a white/creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene.

KERMODE 'SPIRIT' BEAR from central and north coast regions of British Columbia, Canada....a subspecies of black bear....very rare....about 1⁄10 of their population has white or cream-colored coats....caused by a recessive gene....in April 2006, named British Columbia's official animal....weight 250- 300 pounds...height 5-6 feet....revered by local Native American culture

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Rain Coast Ghost by Shane McDermott on Spirit bear, photographed in the Great Bear Rain Forest on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada.

The Kermode bear (pron. kerr-MO-dee), also known as a "spirit bear" (particularly to the Native 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.

The Kermode bear (pron. kerr-MO-dee), also known as a "spirit bear" (particularly to the Native tribes of Alaska), is a subspecies of the American Black Bear living in the central and north coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Great Bear Rainforest -  Sibling spirit bear cubs patiently wait for their mother to catch a salmon.

(kermode bears) Great Bear Rainforest - Sibling spirit bear cubs patiently wait for their mother to catch a salmon.

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THE GREAT BEAR RAINFORESTNow here’s a trip for the bucket list: Sailing into the Great Bear Rainforest. With rugged coastal scenery, fog-shrouded old growth rainforests, whales and bears and eagles.

Spirit Bear from the Great Bear Rainforest (Canada)

Like ginger hair and freckles, kermode bears are. - Like ginger hair and freckles, kermode bears are the recipients of a set of recessive color traits. Kermode and black cubs often occur together. This kermode mother has a black cub.

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Those bears are actually called kermode bears and do to a double recessive jean, some turn out white. You can only find them in British Columbia although you can see one in Calgary zoo in Canada called manuka.

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