Talk:Spectacled bear

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Is the Giant Panda a bear?[edit]

I thought the giant panda was not a bear. Shouldn't this be corrected? I am not an authority, however. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Giant Pandas are indeed bears, belonging to the family Ursidae (with genetic evidence). - Slow Graffiti 05:01, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
they were, then they weren't, now they are again. -- (talk) 23:35, 1 October 2008 (UTC)


What about attaching a picture to the article? It's stupid to talk about an animal and not displaying its picture.

Brazil not is an distribution area[edit]

The references is wrong, this bear occur only in the Andeans Moutains, and Brazil have no one of this. For sure search in us red books of endangered species. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:45, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Since all Tremarctine bears are 'short-faced', I'd like to edit the first paragraph to show that direct relationship. --Paddling bear (talk) 00:49, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Chinese traditional medicine?[edit]

How is a bear from South America traditional to Chinese medicine? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:29, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Same reason why Chinese food is traditional South American food. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:48, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Omnivore, not carnivore[edit]

"The Spectacled Bear is the only bear native to South America and is technically the largest land carnivore on that continent, although as little as 5% of its diet is composed of meat."

I believe this classifies it as an omnivore. Carnivore defines an animal whose diet consists of mostly or exclusively meat. 5% is neither. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:21, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

It is a carnivore in the same sense that a Giant Panda (which does not eat meat at all) is a carnivore: it belongs to the order Carnivora. (talk) 17:56, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Spectacled bear attacking a tapir[edit]

This article says that a bear was recorded killing a tapir. Could you show me the video? Sarsath3 (talk) 21:22, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

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