ALASKA HIGHWAY
Dawson Creek, BC to Delta, Alaska

YUKON roads
Map with Hwy links
Campbell Hwy
Dempster Hwy
Klondike Hwy-North
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Haines Road
Nahanni Range Rd
Silver Trail
South Canol Road
Top of the World Hwy
Kluane Lake area
Dawson City

YUKON WILDLIFE

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YUKON SIGHTS
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Rare glacier bear in Yukon

8 August 2012

When I saw this bear from a distance, I assumed it was a blonde grizzly. As I drove by on the Alaska Highway I realized it wasn't a grizzly so did a quick U-turn and took pictures while sitting in my car. It likely tolerated me due to the dead animal in the ditch.

Alaska Fish and Game confirmed that this is a Glacier Bear.
Apparently sightings of Glacier Bears are rare in Yukon. Canadian Geographic magazine (Jan/Feb 2019 edition) refers to my sighting of this rare bear.

Glacier Bear 1
road kill visible below the Glacier Bear's rear foot

Glacier Bear 2

Glacier Bear 3
Glacier Bear giving me the eye while I photographed it

Glaicer Bear 4

Glacier Bear 5

Glacier Bear 6

See my pictures of other bears (grizzly and black) Bears in Yukon - Sue Thomas Photos
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