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The most herbivorous of all bear species, the Andean bear (or the spectacled bear) feeds primarily on fruit, grasses, berries, and sugar cane, with a very small amount of live prey. Only about 4% of its diet is animal matter. Every Andean bear has its own distinctive set or "fingerprint" of distinct cream or […]

One-and-a-half-year-old sloth bear cubs Kelce and Harper are moving to another Zoo after a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Sloth Bear Species Survival Plan (SSP).

Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating the birth of two adorable sloth bear cubs, a bear species listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Born to mom Kayla and dad Bhalu on January 2, 2023, the cubs are thriving with mom Kayla taking incredible care of them behind-the-scenes in their cozy den.

From our playful sloth bears to South America's largest bear, the Andean bear, encounter some of the world's most magnificent bears.

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Philadelphia Zoo supports conservation programs all over the world—and now, we are bringing the world to you! Enjoy light refreshments while meeting the people who are saving animals in the wild, hear their stories, and connect with our conservation programs like never before.

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