The Sun bear is the smallest of all the bears. When we first saw the Sun bears, because of their small size, we thought they were bear cubs. Later we found out that these bears were full sized adult bears.
As you can see by the photo on the right, their claws are very long, thick and sharp. Their claws are used for digging and tearing into the nests of bees and termites. The Sun bear also eats fruit and small animals.
The Sun bear can be found in the lowland tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. They enjoy climbing trees and often times will sleep on the branches of the trees.