It seems counter-intuitive, but American black bears aren’t always black. They can be brown, blonde, white – and even blue.

These unique blue bears are known as glacier bears. Their fur is silvery-blue or grayish in color, and they belong to an extremely rare subspecies which is native to only one place in the world: Southeast Alaska.

Glacier bears live in Glacier Bay National Park as well as the Tongass National Forest. On occasion, they have even been spotted as far east as Juneau. However, their numbers are so few that scientists have been able to learn very little about them.

If you’re heading to Alaska this year, keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful and unusual glacier bear. Seabourn is heading there this summer for the first time in years – talk to your Stellar Travel for help planning your vacation.

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