What diminutive Rina lacks in size she certainly makes up with a big attitude. She is half the size of Oberon but keeps him well and truly in check. Oberon is very calm and gentle but does like to break things, although he does so in a very methodical way, testing every branch and barrel for a weakness.
Your Adoption Really Helps
By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.
What's included in your adoption?
Digital pack £25
Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Adoption pack will be delivered straight to your inbox
Printed pack £35
Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
18cm Plush Toy
Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
Please note: Automatic name generation is currently unavailable for Digital adoptions certificates. These will be left blank for the purchaser or recipient to enter. For Printed Adoptions please providethe recipients name and it will be manually entered when you order is processed.
Fun Facts about Spectacled Bears
Spectacled bears are known for their excellent climbing abilities and will go out of their way to climb 500m or more just to feast on snails found on cliff faces and mountainsides!
Diet & habits
Primarily a herbivore, the spectacled bear likes fruit, berries, cacti and honey, although they will occasionally eat small rodents, birds, insects and even small cows.
Giving birth to one or two cubs, females will often carry their cubs on their back and cubs remain with mum for up to eight months. Usually only seen together during mating season mature spectacled bears are solitary animals.
Where they can be found in the wild?
The only bear on the continent of South America the diminutive spectacled bears' home is in the dense Andean jungles, but have been seen in differing habitats from coastal deserts to rain forests.
What is so special about a spectacled bear's fur markings?
The face, neck and chest markings of the spectacled bear are unique to each bear just like a human fingerprint.
How we're helping
These animals are possible candidates for future rewilding.