Malayan Sun Bear: Meet the Honey-sucking, Termite-loving Tiniest Bear in the World

If any bear needs attention, it is the endangered Malayan sun bear, as science still knows very little about the species.

Photo By: Wolfgang Kaehler

Photo By: AFP

Photo By: Wolfgang Kaehler

Photo By: AFP

Photo By: Wolfgang Kaehler

Malayan Sun Bear

INDONESIA - 2019/05/19: Sun bear at the Sun Bear Sanctuary at Samboja near Balikpapan, on Kalimantan, Indonesia. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Malayan Sun Bear

Berlin, GERMANY: Little sun bear "Ernst" sleeps on a branch 12 April 2007 in his enclosure at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin. "Ernst" lives next to the enclosure where Berlin's new star, polar bear cub "Knut", is presented to the public twice daily, and has nearly the same age as "Knut". But whereas visitors flock to Berlin zoo to get a glimpse of "Knut" who survived rejection by his mother and who has become a marketing phenomenon in Germany, "Ernst" draws attention of few visitors only. (Photo by CLEMENS BILAN/DDP/AFP via Getty Images)

Malayan Sun Bear

INDONESIA - 2019/05/19: Sun bear at the Sun Bear Sanctuary at Samboja near Balikpapan, on Kalimantan, Indonesia. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Malayan Sun Bear

Berlin, GERMANY: Little sun bear "Ernst" is pictured 12 April 2007 in his enclosure at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin. "Ernst" lives next to the enclosure where Berlin's new star, polar bear cub "Knut", is presented to the public twice daily, and has nearly the same age as "Knut". But whereas visitors flock to Berlin zoo to get a glimpse of "Knut" who survived rejection by his mother and who has become a marketing phenomenon in Germany, "Ernst" draws attention of few visitors only. (Photo by CLEMENS BILAN/DDP/AFP via Getty Images)

Malayan Sun Bear

INDONESIA - 2019/05/19: Sun bear at the Sun Bear Sanctuary at Samboja near Balikpapan, on Kalimantan, Indonesia. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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