Sun bear - photo from factzoo; "Legend has it that the bib-shaped patch on the sun bear's chest is representative of the rising sun. The ... sun bear is the smallest member of the bear family [about half the size of American black bears], and calls the lowland forests of Southeast Asia home. It is also known as the Malayan sun bear or the "dog bear" (because of the bear's stocky build, short muzzle, and small ears)."
The sun bear is the most aggressive species of bear and also the smallest, they only grow to about 4 or 5 feet long. They get their names from the white patch on their chest which resembles a rising sun. They have the largest teeth in proportion to their bodies compared to any other species of bear as well. The sun bear is known to attack humans without provocation. In their defense they are incredibly protective of their young, they’re real mama bears.
Sun Bears get their name from the yellow-ish mark many have on their chests - that looks like the rising sun. Sun bears are the smallest of the eight bear species.Little is known about the social habits of sun bears or how many there are remaining in the wild.
Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) Found in the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia. It is suspected that the global population has declined by more than 30% over the past three bear generations due to habitat loss and commercial hunting.
Sun bear The sun bear is a bear found in tropical forest habitats of Southeast Asia. It is classified as Vulnerable by IUCN as the large-scale deforestation that has occurred throughout Southeast Asia over the ... Wikipedia Scientific name: Helarctos malayanus Rank: Species Higher classification: Helarctos Feedback