The whitish / yellowish rings that encircle their eyes, resembling large eyeglasses. Not all bears have these markings though.
The average spectacled bear is 1.5-2m tall and weighs 140-175kg.
They eat most things, but mostly fruits and certain plants. Sometimes they eat meat, but not very often.
They are very shy and they live away from humans, high in the Northern Andean cloud forests, around 1,800m-3,200m above sea level.
Nobody’s really sure how many there are. There could be anything from 5,000 to 30,000.
Habitat loss and illegal hunting.
Paddington bear was based on the spectacled bear.
Watch a video from our friends at ARKive, of a spectacled bear
Make an origami spectacled bear.