Spectacled Bear

Spectacled bears are stocky, medium-sized bears with small, round ears; a thick, short neck; a stout muzzle; and medium-long black fur, but reddish-brown individuals have been observed.

Spectacled bears are medium-sized bears that are typically uniformly black in color, but brown and reddish-brown individuals have been observed.

The Andean bear’s dense coat is of medium to long length and they have a short tail, about 7 centimeters long, (2.8 inches,) that is often completely hidden by the fur. They have a robust, stocky build; rounded head; small, round ears; a short, thick, muscular neck; short but strong legs; and a stout muzzle that is relatively short compared to other bear species.

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Sources | (Fenner, 2012; Fernando del Moral; Kattan, et al., 2004; Naranjo & Hernández; Nowak, 1999; Servheen, Herrero, & Peyton, 1999; Wikimedia Foundation, 2018)

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