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.