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sun bear Syllabification: sun bear
(also Malayan sun bear)

Definition of sun bear in English:


A small mainly nocturnal bear that has a brownish-black coat with a light-colored mark on the chest, native to Southeast Asia.
  • Helarctos malayanus, family Ursidae
Example sentences
  • The lineages leading to the remaining species - the brown bear the black bear the sun bear and the sloth bear - first became distinct 5-7 M.Y.B.P.
  • So, as Sun Hean translated, we asked our hosts, ‘Is the animal a sun bear or a moon bear?’
  • There was also difficulty when a confiscation team was going to confiscate a sun bear owned by Alfred, who was then running an ‘animal show’ in Sleman.
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