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Nose bear /Nasua nasua/

It is spread in South America. The length of its body together with the tail reaches 100 cm and its weight is up to 10 kg. The color of its fur is black-brown to gray-brown, becoming almost yellow on the belly and inner sides of the limbs. The tail is ring-shaped, colored in yellow-brown and black-brown. Its ears are black-brown outside and gray-yellow inside.

The Nose bears are diurnal animals and usually live in the forest. They climb trees very well. They eat various vegetable and animal types of food – fruit, leaves, twigs, eggs, insects and their larvae, birds, etc. The females usually live in large groups and the males usually live alone.

The breeding period is not precisely established. The pregnancy lasts about 70 days. It most often gives birth to 3-4 cubs. The newborn Nose bears are blind and helpless, but under the mother's care they grow up quickly. The sexual maturity occurs at the age of 1. The Nose bear lives well in the zoo and reproduces under more care.