August 2018: Spectacled Bear

Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)

FaunaFocus is featuring its first ursine species, the spectacled bear! This thickly furred bear is the only bear species native to South America and is the last remaining species of short-nosed bear. It is listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.



Create art inspired by the spectacled bear and share it in the FaunaFocus Discord Server or on social media with #faunafocus. Learn about more ways to get involved with FaunaFocus!


Event Date Time (CDT)
SketchAlong August 11 10:00 pm
Throwback Thursday August 16 All Day!
Free-For-All Deadline August 29 12:00 pm
Free-For-All Livestream August 30 9:00 pm


Image: © Tambako The Jaguar, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-ND 2.0)


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