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Spectacled Bears - Shadows of the Forest

Natural World, 2007-2008 Episode 15 of 15

Paddington Bear celebrates his 50th birthday this year, but behind the children's story is a very real creature that still lives in deepest, darkest Peru - the spectacled bear. Little is known about the habits of this elusive creature, and as narrator Stephen Fry reveals, many of our assumptions were wrong. For years they were thought to be gentle vegetarians, but the latest studies reveal a new and alarming side to this endangered bear.

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49 minutes

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Sat 19 Mar 2016 11:10


Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Fry
Series EditorTim Martin

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