Go in search of the elusive Canadian Spirit Bear

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  • Dorothe 't Hart says:

    This bear is officially called Kermode Bear, not Spirit bear. That is just a recent
    name given to attract attention.

    • Olivia Hobbs says:

      Actually, Kermode comes from being named after Frank Kermode, former director of the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria. The local indigenous people call the bear moskgm’ol (white bear). It has also been called Ghost Bear and its scientific name is Ursus americanus kermodei. How wonderful to have so many names! – Olivia (wildlife nut)

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