Is the Kermode bear an endangered species?

Rare Bears Endangered by Oil Pipeline. There are only an estimated 400-1,000 Spirit or Kermode bears left in the whole world. They live in an undeveloped, beautiful forested area of coastal British Columbia.
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Are there white black bears?

The Kermode bear, a subspecies of black bear (Ursus americanus kermodei), lives on a few islands along the coast of British Columbia. Most of them are black, but in some areas up to 20% are creamy white and called Spirit Bears.
  • Are the spirit bears endangered?

    Rare Bears Endangered by Oil Pipeline. There are only an estimated 400-1,000 Spirit or Kermode bears left in the whole world. They live in an undeveloped, beautiful forested area of coastal British Columbia.
  • How many black bears are left in the world?

    It is estimated that there are at least 600,000 black bears in North America. In the United States, there are estimated to be over 300,000 individuals. However, the Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolu) and Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) are unique subspecies with small populations.
  • How much do spirit bears weigh?

    Like most black bears, the Spirit Bear only weighs about half a pound at birth, growing to 150-300 pounds when fully grown. The Kermode's size averages between 4 and 6 feet. Height measured from paw to shoulders averages between 2 ½ and 3 feet.

Updated: 3rd October 2019

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