SPECTACLED BEAR AT A PRIVATE ZOO IN LIMA.
Sindy, a five-year-old spectacled bear, bathes at Colegio De La
Inmaculada Zoo in Lima, June 4, 2002. The only bear species still
existing in South America is under threat in the Andes, where it has
lived since its ancestors moved south at the end of the Ice Age. Bear
lovers have created a foundation to save the rare bear and have set up
a sanctuary in southern Peru, at the foot of the Inca citadel Machu
Picchu, where they hope spectacled bear cubs will be born next year.