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Country reported: Colombia

The Macarena bear is a red-furred cryptid bear reported from the Muscarena Mountains of Colombia.[1] George Eberhart suggested it was simply a spectacled bear, but Jim Halfpenny wrote that the spectacled bear's distinctive markings may rule it out.[2]

Explorer Leonard Clark, who also encountered the Peruvian milne, may have referred to this bear[3] when he briefly mentioned "a rare bear inhabiting the lower eastern Andean ranges, said by the Campas to be red in color".[4]

Notes and references

  1. Halfpenny, Jim "Tracking the Great Bear: Mystery Bears", Bears and Other Top Predators Magazine (1996)
  2. Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  3. Shuker, Karl (1997) From Flying Toads to Snakes with Wings
  4. Clark, Leonard (1953) The Rivers Ran East.