The Ghost Bear

A legend as well as a real animal

While you might already be familiar with the ghost or spirit bear, did you already know that the animal itself is a real creature? Kermode bears are black bears that are white instead of black, and there's a video of a beautiful "ghost bear" mom with her black bear cubs in this BBC Earth video. She's doing normal mama bear things like teaching her cubs to fish, but she looks amazingly striking next to her cubs. Then a surprise second kermode bear appears!

It seems like a once in a lifetime experience but the color variation is more common in British Columbia, especially on three separate islands where these bears are found. 

My husband and I saw a white wolf run across the highway in the middle of the night once. It was so white we thought it was glowing! Have you ever seen a kermode bear or another "ghost" or "spirit" animal? Tell us about it in the chat.

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