Black bears come in more colours than any other North American mammal. They can be black, brown, cinnamon, blond, blue-gray, or white. This brown “black bear” is one of two that has been viewed in our area for the past two years. And no we do not have the spirit or white bear in our area, they are much further north.
It is common for grizzly bears to meet in the grizzly bear viewing area used by Grizzly Bear Lodge. In the spring there are more than a dozen bears that frequent the area and in the fall once the salmon have arrived that number climbs to almost fifty bears. Serious fighting that ends up in injury is rare as the grizzlies all have the same goal “food”. It does not benefit a bear to be injured and therefore be unable to fatten for the winter hibernation. Most encounters leave both bears with “pride” intact as they go their own way.
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