Monday, 2 January 2017

Rainforest Guardians: Spirit Bears And The Gitga'at Nation

The raven left every tenth bear white, just to remind us of when the earth was covered in glacier," says Marven Robinson of the Gitga'at First Nation in British Columbia, Canada. The white bears are known as Moksgm'ol to the people of the First Nations, and as Kermode bears to scientists. They aren't polar bears or albino bears - rather, they're black bears born with a double recessive gene that turns their fur white.

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(thanks Cora)

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