A spectacled bear’s litter can range from 1-4 cubs and is positively correlated with the female’s weight and the abundance and variety of food sources.
The size of a spectacled bear’s litter is positively correlated with the weight of the female and the abundance and variety of food sources.
In the wild, one to four cubs are born to a single female. In captivity, a female gives birth to two cubs on average.
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• Sources | (Fenner, 2012; Fernando del Moral; Hunter, 2011; IBA, 1999; Nowak, 1999; Servheen, Herrero, & Peyton, 1999)