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I really do like bears. I don’t fear them. I have a healthy respect for them and know if I am not on track,and I am their habitat, I may suffer the consequences. That has not stopped me from being an avid fan.
Recently my grandson was telling me about a different kind of bear. He said the name kind of reminded him of glasses. After much searching we found it. The most common name that people call it is the Spectacled Bear or the Andean Bear. They live in South America. There is not a lot of research done on this species. Apparently they tend to shy away from people and the jungles have many places to hide.
They are omnivores, but seem to eat more vegetation than other bears. Every source I read through said they are the only bears that eat bromeliads. They are omnivores, but seem to eat more vegetation than other bars. That made me laugh. Are there any bromeliads where other species of bears roam? That took me down a botany road that was way out of my comfort zone. I figure if anyone else knows they will let me know. Logic tells me that if a plant is not poison may end up in their salad.
Has anyone here seen such a bear? I think there may be one in the San Diego Zoo.