The Andean Spectacled Bear has black fur with white-yellowish stripes which arch over the base of the nose and eyes and give a spectacled appearance to this bear. The markings around the eyes vary considerably between individuals. Males may weigh up to 250 lbs on average, although ones as heavy as 400 lbs. have been found. Females can weigh between 74 to150 lbs. The Andean Spectacled Bear can have a total body length of 60 to 72 inches. Andean bears are more herbivorous than other bears. They are the only surviving species of bear native to South America.