I know it's a black bear. The "no fur" is just an allusion due to the close up nature of the pic, which sort of smears the fur effect. I know this because I got other pics of the bears that were perfect. By the way, the bears seem to have an uncanny way of getting around my cams without getting a pic taken, initially, then get a paw, a head or a bunch of black as the come around on them and play with them. They love to swat the cams around, although the bear boxes do work quite well. I learned the hard way--they wrecked two last year.