Elusive in their mountain forest homes, the Spectacled Bear, or Andean Bear, is the only species of bear in South America. Little is known about these shy, rare bears because of a lack of research and the remoteness of their habitat.
The spectacled bear, also known as the Andean bear and locally as ukuko, jukumari, or ucumari, is the last remaining short-faced bear and the closest living relative to the Florida spectacled bear and .
funnywildlife: Here is a poster of the 8 bear species. Note: a Koala is NOT a bear. Panda Bear Sun Bear Sloth Bear, Andean Bear (Spectacled Bear), American Black Bear, Brown Bear pics show subspecies) Polar Bear, Asiatic Black Bear (Moon Bear).