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The spectacled bear is the only species of bear in South America and one of the most emblematic mammals of the tropical Andes. Physical Description Spectacled bears are robust, with a short and muscular neck, short but strong legs. As with all bears, spectacled bears walk on the soles of their feet and have longer front than rear legs, making them excellent climbers. Fur is usually black, although it can have dark red-brown tones on the upper-parts. Spectacled bears sometimes have white to pale yellow markings around the muzzle, on the neck and the chest. These markings may also be present around the eyes, which is the reason for its common name (panda.org).

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Anonymous Guest (IP: 162.158.74.186) 07 Feb 2020

I did not know there were South American bears. Still have a lot of fur and must get hot. Excellent illustration, especially of fur.

Artist Reply: I aim to please and educate.. thanks for the comment

Joanie Holliday 07 Feb 2020

TERRIFIC WORK. NEVER HAVE SEEN ONE LIKE THIS.

Artist Reply: You need to get to a zoo.. that's where I first saw them