a small, black bear, Ursus (Helarctos) malayanus, of Southeast Asian forests, having a light muzzle and yellow chest markings.
- Also called honey bear, Malay bear.
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How to use sun bear in a sentence
It is more tamable and docile than the Himalayan sun bear, and is even more eccentric in its ways.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
In color it is black, with a white crescent-shaped mark on the upper part of its chest, like that of the sun-bear.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History | Theodore Wood
The Malayan sun bear is remarkable for its fun loving natur.The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield | Emma Elizabeth Brown
British Dictionary definitions for sun bear
a small bear, Helarctos malayanus, of tropical forests in S and SE Asia, having a black coat and a yellowish snout and feeding mostly on honey and insects: Also called: honey bear
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