Sun-bear meaning

A bear (Helarctos malayanus) native to Southeast Asian forests, having black fur with a gray to orange muzzle and a tawny, crescent-shaped chest marking. It is the smallest species of bear.
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A species of relatively small bears, Helarctos malayanus, found in Southeast Asia.
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Origin of sun-bear

  • From the resemblance of the chest marking to an image of the rising or setting sun
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition