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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sun bear


The sun bear is the smallest of the world's eight bear species, about half the size of the American black bear. Its common name comes from the white or yellowish crescent marking on its chest, which many people think looks like the rising or setting sun. Each bear’s crest is individual—like fingerprints. (...)

In the Malay language, the sun bear is called basindo nan tenggil, which means “he who likes to sit high.” (...)

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