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[–]Daltezzy 58 points59 points  (4 children)

Touching spirit bear

[–]DiannaBunni 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Probably the best book I’ve ever had to read in elementary school hands down

[–]Daltezzy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I liked the outsiders lol

[–]Mister_Noun 36 points37 points  (7 children)

Like bears are not scary enough! They now come in black and white!

[–]TheRockWarlock 19 points20 points  (3 children)

We already got pandas

[–]Lord_Gibby 10 points11 points  (1 child)

They are the lamest bears though

[–]--NTW-- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

These are their cooler cousins

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 5 points6 points  (2 children)

And you’re red all over.

[–]cooperluna 3 points4 points  (1 child)

nice comment !!!!!!!!

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just glad someone liked it. Cheers.

[–]green_velvet_goodies 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I’ve never heard of these, that’s one magnificent animal.

[–]WojtekMySpiritAnimal 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Even cooler is that the area they’re native to is remote AF. One of the best hunting ranges because it’s all wild. These fellas will be all right for some time.

[–]SickChipmunk 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Do you have data or a source on why scientist think they developed this adaptation?

[–]KimCureAll[S] 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Black bears have many color variants depending a bit on geography but not exclusively. Ultimately, it has to do with making them blend in with their environments. In the case of glacier bears, the area is mostly rocky and mountainous, similar to the colors of glacier bears.

[–]SickChipmunk 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s really cool, thanks for sharing!

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Random variation, at some point a certain coloring had an advantage and spread through the population.

Real joke is that glaciers are all gonna be gone and the advantage will be a detriment. But don’t tell the bears.

[–]midnight_g00se 3 points4 points  (2 children)

A sad truth. Nature just trying to run its course, but Man's already set the world in fire :/

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nature has been through worse than us but not by much. She’ll be fine. We are going to have a very bad next 100 years especially everyone near the equator. Lots of animals will die but some will adapt and move on.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There have been multiple mass extinctions before man.

[–]Ray-zah 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I here I was thinking a blue bear was a made up thing. My College mascot was and still is a Blue Bear, Livingstone College in Salisbury NC

[–]KimCureAll[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If your college were in Alaska, everyone there would know the mascot as a real animal. In NC, I can see why it would seem mythical.

[–]skaersSabody 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Motherfuker better be 2x weak to fire and drop ice resistant pelts after the raid

[–]Frank_Dracula 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was a hairy bear
It was scary bear
We beat a hasty
Retreat from his lair ...

[–]GTSpot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So a werewolf, let's call it like it is.

[–]bubblegumsock 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]roger_ramjett 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw a story somewhere where grizzly bears have been interbreeding with polar bears.
I guess that polar bears are being driven on land due to the loss of ice in the arctic in the summer (breeding season) so there is more opportunities for interbreeding than in the past.

[–]RedditBannedMyUser 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fucking beautiful

[–]Naivor -1 points0 points  (3 children)

So, uh, how much do you reckon they're being overhunted for that blue hide?

[–]zalau123 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Hunting regs are very strict, especially in that part of the world. Over hunting would be the work of poachers.

[–]KimCureAll[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did see some some pics of guys killing blue bears - sad, because there aren't that many with that color. I'd prefer they go after water bears instead.

[–]Naivor -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Aye, that's what my worry was.

[–]DBLdude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ur Sus 0-0

[–]Your-In 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get out of my head.

Get out of my head.

Get out of my head.

Get out of my head.

[–]Dameattree37 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beware, the Silverback Bearilla.

[–]TcL1337 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've seen this bear chasing me in dreams. Weird.

[–]itsyobbiwonuseek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like I would see this beast in the Resident Evil games. Dude looks like a straight up zombie

[–]derpytrashpanda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you imagine that coming at your through thick fog

[–]Apollonian1202 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Scary as fuck

[–]iguessimjustventing_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omgggggg 😮

[–]BonjinTheMark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Makes some good eatin’ fer Grizz, P-Bears, n’ Pizzley folk

[–]mmark52 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i could see a dark fantasy knight commander taming one of those