Ein cremefarbenes Bärenjunges beim Spielen mit seiner Schwarzbärenmutter gesichtet

Ein bemerkenswerter 5-monatiger schwarzer Bär mit cremefarbenem Fellcolored fur has been spotted in British Columbia with its commonly colored mother

Die seltene Sichtung wurde von Arthur De Jong gesehen und fotografiert, der ein Umweltplanungsmanager ist.

The cub was spotted playing with its mother on the Whistler-Blackcomb mountain and has scientists scratching their heads.

Sie glauben, dass es entweder ein Albino-Bär oder ein Spirit-Bär ist. Both of these outcomes relate to a genetic mutation affecting their pigment.

Aber bis jemand sieht, ob seine Augen pink sind wie die eines Albinos, oder nicht, können wir es nicht sicher sagen.

Check out the video of they playing together:

It’s not white, it’s got a caramel, light, sort of brownish sheen to its fur,’ De Jong told CBC.

‘I have repeatedly heard from various bear experts that its (fur) color is the result of recessive genes from both parents. The mom is very much a black bear’, fügte er hinzu.

According to Michael Allen, who is an expert in whistler bears, this is the first time in 23 years he has seen a white bear cub in this area.

“I have seen cubs ranging [from] black, reddish-brown, chocolate-brown to blonde (after summer bleaching of coat) but never have [I] seen in this population a cub with pelage this light to almost white”

Originally appeared on kindomstv