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Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus)

The spectacled bear is the last remaining short-faced bear and the only surviving species of bear native to South America. Despite some spilling over rarely into eastern Panama, Spectacled Bears are mostly restricted to certain areas of northern and western South America. They can range in western Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, western Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina. The species is found almost entirely in the Andes Mountains. In Andean cloud forests, Spectacled bears may be active both during the day and night, but in Peruvian desert are reported to bed down under vegetative cover during the day. Their continued survival alongside humans has depended mostly on their ability to climb even the tallest trees of the Andes. They usually retreat from the presence of humans, often by climbing trees. Once up a tree, they may often build a platform, perhaps to aid in concealment, as well as to rest and store food on. Although spectacled bears are solitary and tend to isolate themselves from one another to avoid competition, they are not territorial. Spectacled bears are more herbivorous than most other bears; normally about 5 to 7% of their diets is meat. The most common foods for these bears include cactus, bromeliads, palm nuts, bamboo hearts, frailejon, orchid bulbs, fallen fruit on the forest floor, and unopened palm leaves. The cubs often stay with the female for one year before striking out on their own. The conservation status for this species is classified as “vulnerable”. photo credits: arktofile, zooborns

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earthandanimals:

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I have one of these. Got one last year. :)

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indolentjellyfish:

A better picture of the mantis shrimp I make, look at all the tiny little legs.

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secretgardendiary:

◦.¸¸.◦Secret Garden◦.¸¸.◦ | *Credits to photo owner*

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