Paddington Bear Captured on Camera in Peru

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Among the top articles from our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, for the week of June 4 – 10 was one about a golden named after Paddington Bear that was caught by a camera trap for the first time in Peru.

The image above by shows the golden spectacled bear caught on camera in Peru.

The rural community baptized the golden captured by a camera trap for the first time in a mountain zone of the Amazonas region, “Paddy.”

Paddy could be the only example of a that inhabits the Amazonas region. Image by Michael Tweddle/

The name is due to its similarity to the famous fictional character from the story A Bear Called Paddington, who arrived in London from “the dark forests of Peru.”

Also called Golden Bear, the animal belongs to the species , known as the Andean or spectacled bear, but is different from the rest of the population by its color: Andean bears are black, but this one is brown.

This article was first published by on 15 Jun 2018.


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