A Light Caramel-Colored Bear Cub Spotted In Whistler-Blackcomb Mountain
Kathy Jenkins of Whistler-Blackcomb Mountain, British Columbia, spotted the Kermode bear cup in light caramel color. It was not a joke. Mother Nature never ceases to amaze us.
Kathy saw the adorable bear cub happily chasing after its bear mom. The baby animal is so funny and playful when trying to hitch a ride on its mom’s back. Motherhood in the wilderness is pure and beautiful.
Take a closer look at these pics, you will find out that the cream-colored bear cub has a pink nose, making it super cute.
You are aware why the bear cub is light brown, right? This is why the bear mom is totally black.
“I’ve repeatedly heard from various bear experts that its (fur) colour is the result of recessive genes from both parents. The mom is very much a black bear,” Arthur De Jong, environmental planning manager for Whistler-Blackcomb told CBC News.
Bear cubs are sometimes mistaken for white spirit bears. But they are not. They have a unique skin pigmentation- caramel, light, kind of brownish sheen to their fur.
Michale Allen, a bear expert said he has ever seen black, reddish-brown, chocolate-brown, and blonde bears over the past 23 years of searching in the Whistler mountain. But he has never seen a bear cub with light caramel color like this.