The average lifespan of a wild spectacled bear is 20 years, but captive bears can live up to 25 years, the longest living 36 years, 8 months.
Not much is known about the average lifespan of a wild spectacled bear, but it is believed to be around 20 years.
The average lifespan of Andean bears in captivity is around 25 years. The longest recorded lifespan was at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., where the bear lived to be 36 years, 8 months of age.
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• Sources | (Fenner, 2012; Fernando del Moral; Macdonald, 2001; Naranjo & Hernández; Nowak, 1999; Velez-Liendo & García-Rangel, 2017)