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
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)."