Spectacled bears are the second most herbivorous bear species, after giant pandas, and have a strong preference for bromeliads and fruits.
Besides giant pandas, spectacled bears are probably the most herbivorous bear species.
They seem to have a strong preference for bromeliads and fruits. When ripe fruit is not available, however, the bears live off fibrous parts of plants, such as moss, cacti, orchid bulbs, bamboo hearts, honey, tree bark, palm petioles, leaves, stems, seeds, grains, corn, maize, nuts, flowers, and bryophytes.
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• Sources | (Fenner, 2012; Fernando del Moral; Hunter, 2011; LaFee, 2009; Macdonald, 2001; Naranjo & Hernández; Nowak, 1999; Servheen, Herrero, & Peyton, 1999)