The spectacled bear gets its name from the distinctive rings of white or beige fur around its eyes. These markings stand out against the rest of the bear, which is usually black or dark brown, and look like eyeglasses (or spectacles).
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Animals with an asterisk (*) are part of the outreach collection and cannot be seen on exhibit at the zoo.
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