I'm reading about bears for the junior fiction project I'm working on. Apart from my favourite fictional bears (Pooh, Paddington, Teddy Robinson, Iorek Byrnison and the bear from Tender Morsels), I'm also developing a love of some bear subspecies, just because of their names:

  • Tibetan Blue Bear or Himalayan Snow Bear (very rare, never photographed in the wild)
  • Cinnamon Bear
  • Spectacled Bear (especially since the Stephen Fry documentary)
  • Moon Bear or Crescent Bear
  • Sun Bear

Don't you just want to write a story about every single one?

And while we're talking about bears... here's some interspecies wub.