Malayan sun bear


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Malayan sun bear

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Image Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto Young malayan sun bear resting on a wooden roof, in Borneo, Malaysia Image Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto Brunei's Famed water villages are fully self sufficient with own mosques, schools, shops, piped water, electricity and satellite TV Image Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto View gallery as list
The Malayan sun bear Helarctos malayanus is one of the least known bear species in the world.
Jill, 54, who was made an MBE in 2005 for services to animal welfare, believes the slow turnaround in the way people see creatures such as the Moon bear and Malayan Sun bear - both exploited for bile - will eventually lead to bans in the countries where it is "farmed" and bought.
From lions and leopards to meerkats and the Malayan Sun Bear, there was loads to see and it easily kept us busy all day.
Project Description: Southeast Asia is home to the world%s smallest bear species, the Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) and is seriously threatened, if not extinct, in many areas of mainland Asia.
Expansion plans and new attractions, including two Asian cheetahs, an Arabian leopard and a Malayan sun bear, at Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve have proven a great success as figures show a spike in Bahrainis and residents touring the Sakhir facility.
In recent years, some of the most exciting arrivals have included Malayan sun bear brothers Rotana and Somnang.
THE Al Areen Wildlife Park received two Asian cheetahs from the National Wildlife Research Centre in Taif, Saudi Arabia, in September, as well as a three-year-old female Malayan Sun bear, named Honey, who can be found playfully breaking everything in sight.
"After 18 months of intensive camera trapping, we have identified 27 species of mammals including the extremely rare otter civet and the charismatic Sunda clouded leopard and Malayan sun bear - and six species of birds including the endangered storm stork," The corridor where the animals were snapped connects two fragments of the Lower Kinabatangan wildlife sanctuary, which is used to further scientific research for conservation.
Among them are populations of the Indochinese tiger, the clouded leopard, the gaur (the world's largest species of wild cattle), the Malayan sun bear and the pileated gibbon.
A 5-year-old Malayan sun bear has given birth at a park in Indonesia's West Sumatra Province, park management said Tuesday.
In addition to the seven cat species, Kakati's camera traps recorded 12 other carnivore species in the Jeypore-Dehing range, including a dhole, or Asiatic wild dog; the Malayan sun bear; and several species of the catlike mammal - the civet.