Spirit Bear - White Rock Library
My Spirit Bear, "Legendary Spirit of the Parkland" is installed in White Rock,BC. Each bear statue stands seven feet tall.It is located at the White Rock Library (15342 Buena Vista beside the City Hall) and owned by the City of White Rock. .
Spirit Bear was painted by Deborah Putman.
The Kermode or Spirit Bear is a black bear that has white fur due to a rare genetic trait. The bear is not albino, as it typically has a brown nose and eyes.It is named after Frank Kermode, former director of the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria.
The greatest concentration of Spirit Bears are found on the Central Coast and North Coast of British Columbia, Canada, but have been documented in northeast British Columbia and as far east in North America as Minnesota.
It is illegal to hunt the Spirit Bear in B.C.
In British Columbia, the greatest number of Spirit Bears are found on Princess Royal Island, where as many as one-tenth of the black bears born are white.
The Spirit Bear, like most black bears, weighs about half a pound when born and generally between 150-300 pounds when fully grown.
Listing last confirmed: Jul. 22, 2011