Andean Bears

by admin on February 26, 2011

This is a great video about Andean Bears, also called Spectacled Bears, the only bear species native to Peru. Their unique facial markings are where they get the “spectacled” name. They are endangered, but programs like the one at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. are being put in place to save them. Many rare, endangered species live in Peru, and unlike these bears which are native to the Andes in general, many are only native to Peru. These include¬†the¬†Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey, the Incan Little Mastiff Bat, and the Andean Night Monkey. With efforts to save them, hopefully the amazing array of rare Peruvian animals will remain strong.