The friendly spectacled bear
Paddington had so endeared himself to the audience that they couldn't wait to lay their hands on Michael Bond's best-selling series of adventure books on which the film was based.
Get an insider's look at efforts to conserve the native spectacled bear
, and join a guide to explore Machu Picchu.
Behind the orchid garden, I follow an overgrown path to the hotel's spectacled bear
sanctuary where, being one of only two organisations operating in Peru, half the South American bear population resides.
Today, the El Paujil Nature Reserve covers 6,935 acres and provides permanent protection for 100 pairs of the critically endangered Blue-billed Curassow, as well as habitat for the Magdalena Spider Monkey, Jaguar, Spectacled Bear
, and extremely rare Magdalena race of the Lowland Tapir, Tapirus terrestris columbianus.
Summary: Authorities in Peru have saved a four-month-old spectacled bear
cub from poachers after her mother was attacked by hunters.
In contrast, intact sweet receptor genes were found in aardwolf, Canadian otter, spectacled bear
, raccoon, and red wolf.
During the morning, we'd spent two enjoyable hours zigzagging between enclosures, peering at the spectacled bear
(first photographed in the wild in Venezuela as recently as 2003), watching the Sulawesi crested macaques (very human in mannerisms) scrabbling among bits of bark on their pen's floor presumably for insects, and marvelling at the unfeasible athleticism of the Colombian black-faced spider monkeys, hurling themselves along what passes for a canopy of foliage.
We began filming in the high Andes, releasing a rare spectacled bear
- the only species of bear in South America - back into the wild.
The park has snow-covered peaks and is home to threatened species, such as the mountain tapir and the spectacled bear
Among the eight taxi-dermy specimens on display in this section is a spectacled bear
, which shows how some placental mammals also give birth to unusually immature young.
It may sound more vacation than eco, but the property is entirely carbon-neutral and Peruvian-owned, and it supports many forward-thinking sustainability programs, such as the Andean Spectacled Bear
which the Southern Hemisphere lacks in coastal regions (the Spectacled Bear
, Tremarctos ornatus, is mostly restricted to the Andes; Servheen et al.