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Paddington Bear: 13 things you didn't know

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Turbo the Andean bear strikes a pose. Fact: Andean bears have only 13 pairs of ribs, one less than other bears. Photo by Craig Chaddock

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from National Geographic

Spectacled Bears, Spectacled Bear Pictures, Spectacled Bear Facts

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.

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Spectacled bear: "Looking at a spectacled bear, you don't need too much imagination to see that its closest living relative is the giant panda. And after the panda, it is the most endangered bear." 100 Animals To See Before They Die www.bradtguides.com

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Awww so sweet :) While I can't find the original source, I'm guessing they may be Spectacled Bears (as the pattern doesn't quite fit with the Asiatic black bear/Sun Bear)

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Poster of the 8 bear species: Top L to R panda, sun bear, sloth bear, Andean or speckled bear,N American black bear, brown bear, polar. Asiatic or moon bear. Note: A Koala is not a bear.

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