Sun Bear


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Sun Bear

 

(Ursus, or Helarctos, malayanus), a mammal of the family Ursidae. The skull is short and broad, the canine teeth are small, and the cheek teeth are small and flattened. Body length, about 120-130 cm; height at the shoulders, 50-70 cm; weight, 60-80 kg. The fur is short, stiff, and black. The muzzle is yellowish, and there is a yellow breast mark in the shape of a horseshoe. The sun bear inhabits the valleys and mountain forests of South-east Asia (Indochina, the Malay Archipelago, possibly southern China). It feeds mainly on the shoots, rhizomes, and fruits of plants.

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But the sad reality is that even if Wong had the funding to prepare a sun bear for release back into the wild, where would he release it?
Popularly known as ''honey bear'' for its love of honey, the Malayan sun bear is the smallest member of the bear family and the one with the shortest and sleekest coat.
We estimate that sun bears have declined by at least 30 percent over the past 30 years and continue to decline at this rate.
With Sun Bear we are addressing major hurdles to utility-scale installations that otherwise could waste time and money for our partners," said Constantino Nicolaou, CEO of PanelClaw North America.
As part of The Big Sleuth Learning Programme, Tudor Grange Academy Solihull created their very own bear cub called 'The Great Sun Bear Constellation' which then enthused the Art Department to work with their Year 9s to create lino prints of bears to sell and raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity.
LAST year's Big Hoot owl hunt across Birmingham was such a success it is set for a comeback in 2017 - but this time with sun bears.
Sun bear numbers are in a decline thanks to commercial hunting and a loss of forest habitation.
Your child can choose one of nine cute characters, including Binky the shy panda, Rocky the fearless lion and Cuddles the cute sun bear to name a few.
Sunnie meets Kiki, a black bear cub, Jackie, a polar bear sow, Bjorn, a brown bear, Lian, a black and white panda bear, Akio, a black bear of the east, and Maco, a sun bear, or a honey bear.
In recent years, some of the most exciting arrivals have included Malayan sun bear brothers Rotana and Somnang.
THE Al Areen Wildlife Park received two Asian cheetahs from the National Wildlife Research Centre in Taif, Saudi Arabia, in September, as well as a three-year-old female Malayan Sun bear, named Honey, who can be found playfully breaking everything in sight.
After 18 months of intensive camera trapping, we have identified 27 species of mammals including the extremely rare otter civet and the charismatic Sunda clouded leopard and Malayan sun bear - and six species of birds including the endangered storm stork," The corridor where the animals were snapped connects two fragments of the Lower Kinabatangan wildlife sanctuary, which is used to further scientific research for conservation.