: The Sun Bear
The Sun Bear :
The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a type of bear that is found mainly in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.
The Sun Bear stands approximately 4 ft (1.2 m) in height, making it the smallest member in the bear family. Because it is so small it is often called the dog bear. It has a 2 in (5 cm) tail and on weighs less than 145 lb (65 kg). Females tend to be smaller than the males.
Unlike other bears, the Sun Bear's fur is short and sleek. This adaptation is probably due to the lowland climates it inhabits. Dark black or brown-black fur covers its body, except on the chest where there is a pale orange-yellow marking in the shape of a horseshoe. Similar colored fur can be found around the muzzle and the eyes. This distinct marking gives the sun bear its name.
The Sun Bear