The Great White Grizzly Bear

UPI edited by O Society May 22, 2020

A traveler on a highway through the Rocky Mountains in Canada captured video of an unusual local resident — a white grizzly bear.

Cara Clarkson says she and her family were traveling the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park when they spotted the white bear and its darker-colored sibling.

Clarkson works as director of operations at Rimrock Resort Hotel, where she works as director of operations.

Parks Canada officials say they became aware of a white grizzly bear living in the area in 2017. Clarkson is the first to capture video of the unusual animal.

Biologists say the grizzly bear is not albino but rather has a recessive allele causing its fur to grow in white. The condition is extremely rare in grizzlies.

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