A one-in-a-million black bear was captured on camera in Michigan and people can’t get enough of it.
A Michigan trail camera managed to photograph a white-colored black bear in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
A Facebook page for Yooper Outdoors #906, an Upper Peninsula trekking resource, posted images of the bear.
The post’s caption read:
‘Merry Bear Eve! A white black bear was seen on video in the Yoop! Extremely unusual, but you never know what May coming strolling into your bait!”
Although Department of Natural Resources officials have not independently verified it, they are quite certain that the enormous creature does indeed have white fur based on the photographs that were submitted to them and other local accounts.
Cody Norton with the DNR told Fox Weather:
“I found it to be simply too cool. Just witnessing an animal appear in one location rather than another is wonderful.
It is also really remarkable to witness the cinnamon color phases that we have seen on some of the trail cameras that we use for surveys, in addition to the blonde and chocolate color phases. But there are usually more of such in bear populations.
He estimated the bear’s age at about two years and said he felt it was young.
Most spirit bears live in the Princess Royal and Gribbell Islands, but outside British Columbia, there’s a one in a million possibility that a black bear may be white.
Black bears with white fur are neither polar bears nor albinos, according to the North American Bear Center. Rather, they are called spirit bears, and there are only believed to be around 100 of them.
Since there are so few spirit bears left, the discovery of a white black bear in Michigan has highlighted the significance of preserving and safeguarding endangered animals once again.
The occurrence serves as a reminder of the need of preserving a variety of healthy environments that may sustain a variety of animal species.