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The Scientific Bear
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Three (White) Bears

photo: Three grizzly bears, white hairs shining in sunlight

Sunlight on the translucent tips of the outer, or guard, hairs of some grizzlies' fur makes them appear white or, some say, silver.
Photo: Craighead Wildlife-Wildlands Institute

The Scientific Bear
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From Discovering Lewis & Clark ®, http://www.lewis-clark.org © 1998-2014
by The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Washburn, North Dakota.
Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton
13 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983-2001)