Bear Family Gets Some Good Scratches
Occurred on February 12, 2021 / Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, USA
Info from Licensor: "A Florida black bear and two large cubs show up at the scratching post in the Big Cypress National Preserve and they appear to be lighter in color than the usual black but it's hard to tell at night if they are blonde, tan or cinnamon phase. Or maybe it's a molt phase in February? Curiously, all black bears in North America are not black. While they are all the same species (Ursus Americanus), different color variations, called phases, include brown, cinnamon, tan, blonde and white, in addition to black. It's rare but the Big Cypress Swamp has blonde or tan bears. Bears have been using this scratching post for generations."