Robert: Rare white grizzly bear spotted in Banff

Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, spotting a white bear is somewhat of a regular occurrence. However, the white bears we get here are suppose to be white. The one spotted recently in Banff is not.

Cara Clarkson and her family we driving along the TCH in Banff National Park when they spotted a rare, white grizzly bear.

I guess it’s safe to say, the bears are BACK! 🐻

Posted by The Rimrock Resort Hotel on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Parks Canada says they have been aware of the white grizzly for sometime, but this is the first time someone has been able to catch it on camera.

Wildlife experts say the bear’s appearance is due to a recessive gene that caused its fur to grow in white. The condition is extremely rare in grizzlies.

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