(also Malayan sun bear)
Definition of sun bear in English:
A small, mainly nocturnal bear which has a brownish-black coat with a light-coloured mark on the chest, native to SE Asia.
- Helarctos malayanus, family Ursidae
- 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.
Definition of sun bear in:
- US English dictionary
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