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Sun Bear

Scientific Name: Helarctos malayanus

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: Southern China over Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Kampuchea, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Habitat: Moist and dry evergreen forests, but also regions with rocky outcrops.

Description: Relativesly small bear weighing up to 65 kg and measuring up to 70 cm over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 1.40 m without tail (10 cm). General colour black with pinkish-white markings on the chest and face.

Hunting method: Stalking, from a hide, with dogs.

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