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Mountain Bear:

Andean bears are the only bears that live in South America.
They prefer the lush, remote slopes of the Andes mountain range, but will search for food in a variety of habitats. Scientists believe Andean bears do not hibernate because their food is available year-round.

At Reid Park Zoo:

The large artificial tree in this exhibit was designed to provide a safe climbing and resting place that is similar to what would be found in their natural habitat.


Species Name:
Andean Bear
Scientific Name:
Tremarctos ornatus
South America
Proud Parents:
Ellie & Tyler Kram