It is comparable to the Andean spectacled bear
, which is found in South America, but it was much larger, more like the size of an American black bear.
It is home to the spectacled bear
and the giant otter, among other species.
Ecology, distribution, and food habits of spectacled bears
, Tremarctos ornatus, in Peru.
One of the rescued spectacled bears
enjoying life in the Inkaterra Sanctuary
Only one large plant died in this period of time, mostly likely due to damage by a spectacled bear
(Tremarctos ornatus) which inhabit the paramos and are probably are the only predators of Puya capable of dealing with the spiny leaves to reach sugar rich tissues in the centre of the plant (Kattan et al.
A method for determining habitat components of the spectacled bear
Summary: Authorities in Peru have saved a four-month-old spectacled bear
cub from poachers after her mother was attacked by hunters.
The spectacled bear
in the Sierra Nevada National Park of Venezuela.
In contrast, intact sweet receptor genes were found in aardwolf, Canadian otter, spectacled bear
, raccoon, and red wolf.
During the morning, we'd spent two enjoyable hours zigzagging between enclosures, peering at the spectacled bear
(first photographed in the wild in Venezuela as recently as 2003), watching the Sulawesi crested macaques (very human in mannerisms) scrabbling among bits of bark on their pen's floor presumably for insects, and marvelling at the unfeasible athleticism of the Colombian black-faced spider monkeys, hurling themselves along what passes for a canopy of foliage.
We began filming in the high Andes, releasing a rare spectacled bear
- the only species of bear in South America - back into the wild.
The park has snow-covered peaks and is home to threatened species, such as the mountain tapir and the spectacled bear