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What Are Bears?

/ Post by Katie Billing Most of us know of grizzly bears, pandas and polar bears, but what makes all of these animals “bears?” Bears fall in the family Ursidae, which contains 8 species in 5 genera including Ursus, Tremarctos, Melursus, Helarctos, and Ailuropoda. This family includes our beloved black bear, brown bear, polar bear,

Spectacled Bear

We’ve done it! 8/8! Our final bear species up in the spotlight is the wise-looking, Spectacled Bear. FACTS: Spectacled bears get their name from the light colored rings around their eyes that make some of the bears look like they are wearing glasses, but they are also known as the Andean bear. These shy bears