Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Ursidae
        Scientific Name : Tremarctos Ornatus

                      Size(H) : 1.5m - 2m 
                                        (4.9ft - 6.6ft)
                       Weight : 130kg - 200kg
                                        (286lbs - 440lbs)
                 Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)
                  Life Span : 20 - 30 years

                       Colour : Black, White, Grey
                  Skin Type : Fur
 Distinctive Features : Light spectacles on 
                                       face and long claws
  1. The Spectacled Bears are a medium-sized species of bear that are native to the South American Andes Mountains.
  2. They are also known as the Andean Bears and inhabit the dry and forested areas rain forests and jungles of the Andes Mountain range.
  3. They are named as Spectacles bears as they have light spectacle-like markings on their face.
  4. They are excellent at climbing tall trees quickly.
  5. That could be the reason for them to be the only species of bears surviving in South America.
  6. They are also distinct from other bear species in hunting during the day and not being nocturnal.
  7. They are non-territorial by nature and are known to have a somewhat docile temperament.
  8. They are generally non-aggressive and appear to be curious towards humans and are known to maintain a distance from them.
  9. Despite this, they are said to become fiercely protective and attack people if they sense that their cubs are in danger.
  10. They are omnivores, feeding on shoots, berries, insects, small mammals and reptiles.
  11. Their natural predators are Jaguars and mountain lions.
  12. Humans are also known to hunt them for their gall bladder as it is believed to have medicinal properties.
  13. Local farmers have hunted spectacled bears as they fear they would kill livestock.
  14. Consequently, due to over hunting, the spectacled bears have become an endangered species today.

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