The Life of Animals | Sun Bear | The sun bear is 120-150 cm (47-60 inches) long, so that it is the smallest member of the Baer family (Ursidae) Males typically 10-45% larger than the females, The shoulder height is about 60-78 cm (24-28 inches) The Sun Bear possesses sickle-shaped claws that are relatively light in weight. The bear is used to extract honey from beehives Unlike other bears, the sun bear's fur is short and smooth. The sun bear does not hibernate, and, as a result, it can reproduce all year round. A female Sun Bear can produce 1-2 pups per year. Sun bears undergo an approximately 96 days gestation period, after the 300 to 400 g born blind and hairless cub is.
Male Malayan sun bears are larger than females. During the time of mating, the Sun Bear is showing behavior such as hugging, mock fighting and head bobbing with his buddy. As a primarily nocturnal creatures, the Sun Bear tends, during the day, do not rest on the lower extremities, far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in the trees, the sun bear sometimes cause damage to property.
Other potential predators include the leopard, clouded leopard, the, sun bears and the larger sympatric relative, the Asiatic black bear The bear loose skin on the neck makes it possible to twist their bodies into his skin far enough to turn around and bite its attacker when grabbed.
Sometimes, it bears captured or bred for pets, a role for which they are considered desirable, be due to their relatively inoffensive nature and small size compared to other bears. The IUCN classified the Sun Bear "flawed data" to "vulnerable" status in 2007.