Sun Bear Helarctos malayanus

Sun Bear
Sun Bear cub
The Sun Bear is native to forests of the southern part of Southeast Asia. Like other Asian black bears, it has a black coat with a cream crescent on its chest (the sun); it has a light muzzle.
Sun Bear
Sun Bear
Sun Bear
The Sun Bear is the smallest of the eight species of true bears (Polar Bear, Brown Bear, American Black Bear, Asian Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Giant Panda and Andean/Spectacled Bear).
Sun Bear cub
Sun Bear cub
Sun Bear cub
Males and females have a similar appearance but males are usually larger. Cub shown above.
Sun Bear mother and cub
Sun Bear mother and cub
Sun Bear cub
The Sun Bear is vulnerable as massive deforestation has significantly reduced its habitat.