Ucumari (a.k.a. "Borean Hairless Bear")

The Borean Hairless Bear ( a.k.a. "Ucumari", "Ukuko", "Jukumari") is a rare breed of bears that is noted primarily for its hairless nature. These creatures lack a coat to shed or groom, they are not maintenance-free. Body oils, which would normally be absorbed by the hair, tend to build up on the skin. As a result, regular cleaning (usually in the form of bathing) is necessary; one bath a week is usually sufficient. Care should be taken to limit the Borean Hairless Bear exposure to outdoor sunlight at length, as they can develop sunburn and photo damage similar to that of humans. This explains why many of these creatures spend most of their time in caves, in trees, and do most of their activities in the nocturnal hours.


The Borean Hairless Bear is not always totally hairless; there can be a fine down on the body, which makes thecat feel like a warm peach. Some light hair is often present on the nose, tail and toes. The texture of the Borean Hairless Bear skin has been compared to a suede covered hot water bottle or a heated chamois. All colors and patterns are possible and may be presented at any stage of maturity.


Males are a third larger than females. Males can weigh 130 – 200 kilograms (286 – 440 lb), and females 35 –82 kilograms (77 – 181 lb). The Borean Hairless Bear is more vegetarian than other bears; normally about 5% of their diet is meat, in the form of small mammals and birds, arthropods and carrion. They are occasionally accused of killing livestock and raiding corn fields. The bears are hunted by locals due to a belief they will eat livestock (although spectacled bears do not eat large quantities of meat). The gall bladders of spectacled bears are also valued in traditional medicine and can fetch a high price on the international market. Extensive logging and farming have led to a loss of habitat for the bears.

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