Malayan Sun Bear

Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus)

  • Also called the “honey bear” because of its appetite for bees and honey
  • Smallest member of the bear family, weighing up to 150 pounds (68 kg) and can be 5 feet (1.5 m) in length
  • Lives in tropical forests in Southeast Asia
  • Are usually solitary and do not hibernate
  • Predators include tigers and leopards
  • Diet includes: worms, termites, birds, reptiles and figs
  • Conservation Status (IUCN): Vulnerable


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