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), also known as a "spirit bear" is a subspecies of 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-colored coats. I have read a book about this in mr Moyers :)
AMERICAN BLACK BEAR...found in wooded areas of North America and Mexico...averages 5 - 6 feet long...weighs 250 - 550 pounds...the world's most common bear species...come in many colors (black, brown, gray, silvery-blue, cream)...850,000 - 950,000 exist in the wild...several of the 16 subspecies are endangered including: Kermode Spirit(<1,200 with 200 cream), Mexican black, Louisiana "Teddy" bear (500-750), Florida (3,000)
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.