Visitors to Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park are in for an extraordinary treat as a rare blonde bear has been spotted exploring the area around the holiday lodges.
The three-year-old bear has been seen strolling on the beach, playing in the grasslands, and even checking out a sign warning tourists about grizzlies.
Shayne, a visitor from San Dimas, California, shared that he has only seen a few blonde bears in his life, emphasizing their rarity.
This particular bear, a “refugee bear,” had been abandoned by her mother and seemed to be on her own for the first time.
She followed the visitors around during their trip, but they ensured she maintained a safe distance to prevent her from becoming too accustomed to humans.
Her expressive eyes and amusing attempts at stealthiness made it difficult for the visitors to contain their laughter.
Shayne noted that he would always remember the special moment nature provided during this encounter.
Grizzlies, known to feast on salmon during the summer, switch to a diet of fruits and nuts during hibernation season, showcasing their adaptability as omnivores.