THE SPECTACLED BEAR IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION
The south american spectacled bear is not in danger of becoming extinct, much less due to lack of food, since unlike the panda that only consumes bamboo, the spectacle of the spectacled bear is 90% fruit and 10 % meat, and has abundant wild fruits and vegetables; however, the fragmentation of their populations due to the indiscriminate destruction of their habitat has placed this beautiful animal on the list of highly vulnerable species. In the world there are 8 species of bear; of these, two come from totally different genetic lineages: the panda and the andean bear (spectacled bear). The brown bear, the american black bear, the malay, the sheep and the polar bear share most of their genetic characteristics. However, the spectacled bear is a unique species, if it disappears, its genetic lineage and its millions of years of evolution are lost with it.