Interesting. You can't tell on the zebra, but the cub's eyes definitely look dark, like a normal bear. My first thought was that it was an albino, but it looks like that may not be the case. I've seen black bears in various colors, but nothing lighter than cinnamon. So that leaves you to ponder the genetic incidence of albinism vs inheriting white pigmentation from dark parents. Which would be rarer?
Very cool photos.
There are different color phases of the black bear. Black , brown,red (cinn), blue and white. The white ones are called ghost bears. Many of the black ones have white patches on them, I have a sholder mount in my living room of a nice blackie I took in Onterio that has a big heart shaped white patch on its chest.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...