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Allakaket, Alaska, United States

Unusual coloration in bears is often the result of a recessive gene combination. According to researchers at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, light colored bears have been found in Interior Alaska, although this is the first observation of one submitted to LEO.

"This light-colored black bear has been roaming the Skagway area since it was a cub."
Photo courtesy Andrew Cremata via the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

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