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Help protect the Sun Bears

One of our Gallery images is of the beautiful Sun Bear.

The little-known Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is the smallest bear species and the best tree climber. Their fondness for honey means they are sometimes named ‘honey bear’ or ‘beruang madu’ in Malay and Indonesian.

Once found throughout Asia, from India to Vietnam and China to Borneo, their numbers have decreased dramatically.

Their main threats are deforestation, commercial hunting and the pet trade. They are often found in appalling conditions; without a home, a mother, or left to rot in tiny cages.

Conservation Centres are doing all they can to help this endangered animal. One such centre is the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Center. Please visit their website for more information and to help this beautiful animal.

Click here: http://www.bsbcc.org.my/

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