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Adorable Footage of Baby Andean Bears

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Adorable Footage of Baby Andean Bears

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Andean bears have a distinct feature on their faces that makes them easy to identify. Here, a caretaker at Smithsonian's National Zoo tells us what it is. #ZooQs

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Mayni and Muniri, two Andean bear cubs recently born at Smithsonian's National Zoo, are growing up -- and fast. Because Andean bears, native to the South American Andes, are almost impossible to study in the wild, these cubs are crucial to understanding the development of this vulnerable species. No longer infants, they're now climbing and stumbling through their enclosure one tree and rock at a time. Join the zoo's caretakers as they show us how they babyproof these cubs' surroundings and how they foster their boundless curiosity.

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