Sun bear mother loos on as her cub hangs upside down from a tree branch.
Animals

Sun Bear

At A Glance

  • Conservation Status: Threatened
  • Location: Asian Passage
  • ZOO ZONE: Asian Passage

    Sun bears are the smallest of bears and among the most enjoyable animals to observe. The endangered sun bears, named for the golden crescent on their chest, often display their frolicsome nature. Extremely agile and often comical, sun bears are great tree climbers and make excellent use of their enclosure’s climbing structures. We are pleased that several cubs have been born here over the years! In their native habitats, sun bears are getting fewer and fewer, due mainly to habitat loss from farming and logging, poaching (both for meat and use in medicines), and the pet trade.

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