15 Feb '15, 1am

8 Less-Famous Relatives of Your Favorite Animals

8 Less-Famous Relatives of Your Favorite Animals

Why are some animals more famous than others? Is it better PR? Are they cuter and more cuddly? Whatever the reason, there are plenty of fascinating animal species out there that deserve recognition. Read on for some of the most interesting animal relatives you may not had heard of. 1. Spectacled Bear. In the greater scheme of things, the spectacled bear is a bit of an orphan. All of its closest relatives, in the tremarctinae bear subfamily, have been extinct for thousands of years, and they’re now the only living bear species in all of South America. Also called Andean bears, the spectacled bear is so named for the markings around their eyes. 2. Red-Fan Parrots There are nearly 400 parrot species on the planet, all of them beautiful and interesting in their own way. But it always seems to be the scarlet macaw that gets all of the glory. These unusual parrots are home to th...

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