Geographical Range Western South America
Habitat Mountain forests to coastal scrublands
Scientific Name Tremarctos ornatus
Conservation Status Threatened

This clever bear often builds a platform of broken branches in a tree and stands on it to reach fruit. Not only does it feed in trees, but it builds nests in the branches for sleeping. Andean bears live in the high, humid forests of the Andes Mountains and in thorn forests along the South American coast. They eat fruit, cactus and other plants, and sometimes feed on small animals.

Did You Know?

This bear has white circles around its eyes, which make it look like it's wearing spectacles.