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American Black bear (spirit bear)

Ursus americanus


One of a kind sighting. This is a black bear with a white coat. Alaska natives call this a spirit bear.

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KarenSaxton 10 years ago
Ursus americanus

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andrew.pitek 9 years ago

Great photo!!

andrew.pitek 9 years ago

@MaryOhkwari: Blonde morphs of the black bear have been spotted as far east as Saskatchewan

Leah M
Leah M 10 years ago

Awesome! Chance of a lifetime!

MaryOhkwari 10 years ago

This is amazing... I was sure I read in last month's National Geographic that the rare white coated black bear could only be seen in Northern BC forests! Can someone please clarify this for me?

Thanks for the wonderful spotting. :)

Elsa 10 years ago


Dangermouse 10 years ago

Wow! You're very lucky indeed to have spotted this, and thanks for sharing it with us. :) A fantastic spotting!

Im sure this spotting happens very rarely, you are lucky

Thurd13 10 years ago

Unique + special spotting!

Thank you this is a fun app

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on Jun 10, 2009
Submitted on Apr 16, 2011

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