SPECTACLED BEAR AT A PRIVATE ZOO IN LIMA.
Sindy, a five year old spectacled bear, bathing in Colegio De La
Inmaculada Zoo in Lima, June 4, 2002. Darkest Peru - as all lovers of
the cuddy children's character, Paddington, know-is where bears come
from. But one of Paddington's cousins, the spectacled bear, name for
the distinctive fur markings around its eyes, is under threat in the
Andes, where it has lived since its ancestors lumbered south at the end
of the Ice Age. FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC PERU-BEARS. REUTERS/Mariana