Spectacled Bear

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Spectacled Bear

Syracuse, New York 13204, United States

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Point of Interest Details

The spectacled bear, also known as the Andean bear or Andean short-faced bear and locally as jukumari (Aymara), ukumari (Quechua) or ukuku, is the last remaining short-faced bear and its closest relatives are the extinct Florida spectacled bear, and the giant short-faced bears of the Middle Pleistocene to Late Pleistocene age. Spectacled bears are the only surviving species of bear native to South America, and the only surviving member of the subfamily Tremarctinae.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Rosamond Gifford Zoo


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