Spectacled Bear

Spectacled Bear

The spectacled bear gets its name from the distinctive rings of white or beige fur around its eyes. These markings stand out against the rest of the bear, which is usually black or dark brown, and look like eyeglasses (or spectacles).

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For a unique look at the animals, including some behind-the-scenes peeks at the zoo, be sure to visit us on YouTube!

Have a video you'd like to share?

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Create your video
  2. Upload your video to YouTube (you will have to create a YouTube account if you don't have one
  3. Copy the URL (web address) of your YouTube video
  4. Send an email to info@rosamondgiffordzoo.org.  Be sure to put "Video" in the subject line.

Please remember:

  • Only submit videos that you took yourself.  We will not post otherwise.
  • Videos are subject to approval for content and language.
  • Video postings are subject to the Terms of Use of the hosting site YouTube. 

Frequently asked questions:

I don't know what YouTube is or how it works.

YouTube is a video sharing website that allows users to upload and share video clips, free of charge.  All you need is a valid email address to sign up.  For help uploading your video, visit the YouTube help page

Why hasn't the zoo accepted the link I submitted?

Your video must first be uploaded to your YouTube account.  Submitted videos are subject to approval. 

I posted a video, but it's not on the website yet.

Once your video has been submitted and approved, we will do our best to post it in a timely manner.  Check back each week to see what's new!   

For more videos of your favorite animals, check out our YouTube channel.