Last month we told you about the bear cub in Whistler that was attracting a lot of attention because of its rare colouring.
At the time, Arthur de Jong, Mountain Planning and Environmental Resource Manager for Whistler-Blackcomb Mountain, confirmed the cub was not the revered Kermode bear or ‘spirit’ bear, but likely a genetic anomaly.
“It’s a result of probably recessive genes from both parents.”
Now a video has been posted online, in which the cub is seen playing with its mom on the mountain.
This is a good thing because according to de Jong, only about 50% make it past their first year and this time of year is also particularly challenging.
“Because that’s when the males potentially can kill a cub, so fingers crossed on that one.”