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.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...