The spectacled bear is the only species of bear that lives in the Southern Hemisphere. They are also the smallest species of bear, with females only weighing 180 pounds at maturity and males reaching 340 pounds. They are named for the yellowish rings around their eyes.Know More
Spectacled bears are the only surviving members of the short-faced bear family. This family of bear species used to roam across North and South America during the last Ice Age.
Spectacled bears live in the Andes. They are primarily vegetarians and consume berries, fruits, honey and cacti. They supplement their diets with meat from rodents, birds and sometimes small cows. They can climb very well and often spend time up in trees. They build platforms in the trees to rest on.Learn more about Bears
A baby bear from any of the bear species or either sex is called a cub. A male adult bear is called a boar or he-bear, while an adult female is called a sow or she-bear. A group of bears is usually referred to as a pack, group or sloth.Full Answer >
The scientific classification of the polar bear is in the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Ursidae, genus Ursus and species maritimus. The polar bear's binomial name is Ursus maritimus, determined by the English explorer Constantine Phipps in 1774.Full Answer >
The latitude of the tangent rays in the Southern Hemisphere ranges between 66 1/2 and 90 degrees south. The latitude of the tangent ray depends on what day of the year it is.Full Answer >
The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere because when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun, the Southern Hemisphere is tilted away from it. Thus, when the Northern Hemisphere is receiving more direct sunlight and undergoing summer, the Southern Hemisphere is deep in the cold of winter.Full Answer >