new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
View allAll Photos Tagged helarctos+malayanus

Helarctos malayanus

More info here

Malayan Sun Bear or Honey Bear in the Rimba (= Southeast Asian rainforest) of Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu ("Honey Bear").

The Sun Bear stands approximately 1.2 m in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family. Males tend to be 10-45% larger than females; the former normally weigh between 30 and 60 kg, the latter between 20 and 40 kg.

The diet of the Sun Bear varies widely and includes small vertebrates, such as lizards, birds, and other mammals, in addition to fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, and coconuts.

Being a primarily nocturnal creature, the Sun Bear tends to rest during the day on lower limbs not far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in trees, the Sun Bear can sometimes cause a good amount of damage to private property. It has been known to destroy coconut palms and cacao trees on plantations.

 

Maleise beer of Honingbeer in de Rimba, deel van Burgers Zoo in Arnhem met planten en dieren uit het zuid-oost Aziatisch regenwoud.

De Maleise beer (Helarctos malayanus) is een beer uit Zuidoost-Azië.

Het zijn goede klimmers die een groot deel van de dag in de boom doorbrengen.

De scherpe klauwen komen bij het klimmen goed van pas. Maleise beren zijn omnivoren. Hun menu bestaat onder andere uit kleine zoogdieren, vogels, termieten en planten.

Opvallend aan de Maleise beer is de heldere witte of gele, halvemaanvormige vlek op de borst. De korte snuit heeft ook een heldere kleur, meestal geel of oranjeachtig.

Deze gelaatskleur strekt zich meestal tot boven de ogen uit. De oren zijn klein en rond. Karakteristiek zijn verder de grote gebogen klauwen en de onbehaarde voetzolen.

Een volwassen mannetje kan een lichaamslengte van 120 tot 150 cm bereiken en een gewicht van tussen de 30 en 60 kg. Daarmee is de Maleise beer, ongeveer de grootte van een bouvier, de kleinste vertegenwoordiger van de berenfamilie. De vrouwtjes zijn 10 à 25 % kleiner.

De Maleise beer leeft in de tropische regenwouden van Zuidoost-Azië, van Birma, Yunnan (China) en India via Thailand, Laos, Cambodja en Vietnam tot Maleisië, Kalimantan en Sumatra (Indonesië).

 

Info: Wikipedia (English and Dutch)

______________________________________________________________________

 

All rights reserved. Copyright © Martien Uiterweerd. All my images are protected under international authors copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission.

______________________________________________________________________

The Malayan Sun Bear or Honey Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu ("Honey Bear").

The Sun Bear stands approximately 1.2 m in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family.

Males tend to be 10-45% larger than females; the former normally weigh between 30 and 60 kg, the latter between 20 and 40 kg. Despite its small size, the Sun Bear possesses a very long, slender tongue, ranging from 20 to 25 cm in length. The bear uses it to extract honey from beehives.

The diet of the Sun Bear varies widely and includes small vertebrates, such as lizards, birds, and other mammals, in addition to fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, honey, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, and coconuts.

Being a primarily nocturnal creature, the Sun Bear tends to rest during the day on lower limbs not far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in trees, the Sun Bear can sometimes cause a good amount of damage to private property. It has been known to destroy coconut palms and cacao trees on plantations.

This picture was taken in in the Rimba, a part of Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands, with plants and animals from the Southeast Asian rainforest. Rimba is Malay for tropical rainforest.

 

De Maleise beer, ook honingbeer genoemd, (Helarctos malayanus) is een beer uit Zuidoost-Azië.

Het zijn goede klimmers die veel tijd in bomen doorbrengen.

De scherpe klauwen komen bij het klimmen goed van pas.

Ondanks zijn kleine formaat, het is wereldwijd de kleinste beer, beschikt de Maleise beer over een zeer lange, slanke tong, in lengte variërend van 20 tot 25 cm. De beer gebruikt de lange tong om honing uit bijenkorven en holtes in bomen te halen.

Maleise beren zijn echte omnivoren. Hun menu bestaat onder andere uit kleine zoogdieren, vogels, bijen, termieten, planten en natuurlijk honing.

Opvallend aan de Maleise beer is de heldere witte of gele, halvemaanvormige vlek op de borst. De korte snuit heeft ook een heldere kleur, meestal geel of oranjeachtig.

Deze gelaatskleur strekt zich meestal tot boven de ogen uit. De oren zijn klein en rond. Karakteristiek zijn verder de grote gebogen klauwen en de onbehaarde voetzolen.

Een volwassen mannetje kan een lichaamslengte van 120 tot 150 cm bereiken en een gewicht van tussen de 30 en 60 kg. Daarmee is de Maleise beer, ongeveer de grootte van een bouvier, de kleinste vertegenwoordiger van de berenfamilie. De vrouwtjes zijn 10 à 25 % kleiner.

De Maleise beer leeft in de tropische regenwouden van Zuidoost-Azië, van Birma, Yunnan (China) en India via Thailand, Cambodja, Laos en Vietnam tot Maleisië, Kalimantan en Sumatra (Indonesië).

Deze opname is gemaakt in de Rimba, een deel van Burgers Zoo met planten en dieren uit het zuid-oost Aziatisch regenwoud.

Rimba is het Maleisische woord voor tropisch regenwoud.

_______________________

 

All rights reserved. Copyright :copyright: Martien Uiterweerd (Foto Martien). All my images are protected under international authors copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission.

_______________________

.

.

Ours malais (Helarctos malayanus)

Zooparc Trégomeur Côtes d'Armor

Statut IUCN VU – Vulnérable

Beruang Matahari, Malayan Sun Bear, Helarctos malayanus

This is a species of bear found in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. Rarely seen in the wild because they avoiding human. The signs of their presence can be seen in the form of claw marks on the trunks of trees, particularly fig trees that are fruiting and broken kelulut (stingless bee) nest. Footprint is also difficult to detect unless you are highly skilled tracker. This bear can climb smoothly because their main diet is fruit, especially wild figs which fruiting throughout the year. They also eat smaller animals that can be caught, including the carcasses left by other predators. They really loves honey. These bears in aggressive mode especially when cubs is around. So please keep your distance if you are so lucky to came across this species in the forest because it's not a teddy-bear that you can pamper. Even this shot is make possible because this bear is sitting on a tree.

Ini adalah spesis beruang yang terdapat di Semenanjung Malaysia dan Borneo. Sukar dijumpai di dalam hutan kerana sifatnya menjauhi manusia dan pandai bersembunyi. Selalunya kesan-kesan yang boleh dilihat adalah kesan cakar pada batang-batang pokok terutamanya pokok ara yang sedang berbuah dan sarang kelulut yang dipecahkan. Jejaknya juga sukar dikesan melainkan anda adalah penjejak yang berkemahiran tinggi. Beruang ini pandai memanjat kerana diet utamanya adalah buah-buahan hutan terutama buah ara yang berbuah sepanjang tahun. Ia juga memakan haiwan-haiwan kecil yang boleh ditangkapnya termasuk bangkai yang ditinggalkan pemangsa lain. Ia juga sangat sukakan madu. Beruang ini agresif terutama bila ia membawa anak. Jadi sila jauhinya jika anda terserempak di dalam hutan kerana ia bukan teddy-bear yang boleh anda belai. Yang ini pun berani shoot sebab dia tengah duduk atas pokok.

Beruang ini adalah khazanah alam negara kita. Terfikir juga, bila kita sanggup berhabis berjuta untuk Panda dari China, kenapa tak habis berjuta untuk khazanah kita yang ini?

Exif: f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 800, 400 mm, Cik Canon 50D, handheld sambil tangan terketar-ketar

  

Maleise Beer

 

De Maleise beer heeft een hele lange tong, waarmee hij makkelijk honing uit bijennesten kan halen. In het Nederlands wordt hij daarom ook wel ‘honingbeer’ genoemd. Deze berensoort leeft als enige uitsluitend in tropisch-warme gebieden. Daarom heeft de Maleise beer in tegenstelling tot de andere berensoorten een hele korte vacht en houdt hij geen winterrust.

Alle beren hebben een slecht zicht en een goed ontwikkelde reuk en gehoor. Door zijn bijziendheid heeft de Maleise beer niet altijd in de gaten wat er gebeurt en kan hij soms plotseling aanvallen.

 

Malayan Sun Bear or Honey Bear in the Rimba (= Southeast Asian rainforest) of Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu ("Honey Bear").

The Sun Bear stands approximately 1.2 m in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family. Males tend to be 10-45% larger than females; the former normally weigh between 30 and 60 kg, the latter between 20 and 40 kg.

The diet of the Sun Bear varies widely and includes small vertebrates, such as lizards, birds, and other mammals, in addition to fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, and coconuts.

Being a primarily nocturnal creature, the Sun Bear tends to rest during the day on lower limbs not far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in trees, the Sun Bear can sometimes cause a good amount of damage to private property. It has been known to destroy coconut palms and cacao trees on plantations.

 

Maleise beer of Honingbeer in de Rimba, deel van Burgers Zoo in Arnhem met planten en dieren uit het zuid-oost Aziatisch regenwoud.

De Maleise beer (Helarctos malayanus) is een beer uit Zuidoost-Azië.

Het zijn goede klimmers die een groot deel van de dag in de boom doorbrengen.

De scherpe klauwen komen bij het klimmen goed van pas. Maleise beren zijn omnivoren. Hun menu bestaat onder andere uit kleine zoogdieren, vogels, termieten en planten.

Opvallend aan de Maleise beer is de heldere witte of gele, halvemaanvormige vlek op de borst. De korte snuit heeft ook een heldere kleur, meestal geel of oranjeachtig.

Deze gelaatskleur strekt zich meestal tot boven de ogen uit. De oren zijn klein en rond. Karakteristiek zijn verder de grote gebogen klauwen en de onbehaarde voetzolen.

Een volwassen mannetje kan een lichaamslengte van 120 tot 150 cm bereiken en een gewicht van tussen de 30 en 60 kg. Daarmee is de Maleise beer, ongeveer de grootte van een bouvier, de kleinste vertegenwoordiger van de berenfamilie. De vrouwtjes zijn 10 à 25 % kleiner.

De Maleise beer leeft in de tropische regenwouden van Zuidoost-Azië, van Birma, Yunnan (China) en India via Thailand, Laos, Cambodja en Vietnam tot Maleisië, Kalimantan en Sumatra (Indonesië).

 

Info: Wikipedia (English and Dutch)

______________________________________________________________________

 

All rights reserved. Copyright © Martien Uiterweerd. All my images are protected under international authors copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission.

______________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

The Bornean sun bear /Helarctos malayanus / honey bear / is the smallest of the world's eight bear species. Sun bears are omnivores , they feed primarily on termites, ants, larvae, honey and a large variety of fruits.

The sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found in tropical forest habitats of Southeast Asia. It is now classified as Vulnerable as the large-scale deforestation that has occurred throughout Southeast Asia over the past three decades has dramatically reduced suitable habitat for the sun bear. It is suspected that the global population has declined by more than 30% over the past three bear generations.

The Malayan sun bear is also known as the Honey Bear, which refers to its voracious appetite for honeycombs and honey. Photo taken at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sepilok.

Please visit the centre - its directly opposite the famous Sepilok Orangutan Centre.

Photo: Copyright notice © All rights reserved.

 

Sun Bear cub - Rare Species Centre, Kent, England - Sunday October 12th 2008.

Click here to see the Larger image

 

Click here to see My most interesting images

  

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ~ The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu ("Honey Bear").

The Sun Bear stands approximately 1.2 m (4 ft) in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family. It has a 5 cm (2 in) tail and usually weighs less than 65 kg (145 lb). Males tend to be 10-45% larger than females, the former normally weigh between 30 and 60 kg (66-132 lb), the latter between 20 and 40 kg (44-88 lb).The Sun Bear possesses sickle-shaped claws that are relatively light in weight. It has large paws with naked soles, probably to assist in climbing. Its inward-turned feet make the bear's walk pigeon-toed, but it is an excellent climber. It has small, round ears and a stout snout. The tail is 1.2-2.8 inches (3 to 7 cm) long. Despite its small size, the Sun Bear possesses a very long, slender tongue, ranging from 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) in length. The bear uses it to extract honey from beehives.

Unlike other bears, the Sun Bear's fur is short and sleek. This adaptation is probably due to the lowland climates it inhabits. Dark black or brown-black fur covers its body, except on the chest, where there is a pale orange-yellow marking in the shape of a horseshoe. Similar colored fur can be found around the muzzle and the eyes. This distinct marking gives the Sun Bear its name.

 

Diet ~ The diet of the Sun Bear varies widely and includes small vertebrates such as lizards, birds, and other mammals, in addition to fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, and coconuts. Its powerful jaws can crack open nuts. Much of the Sun Bear's food must be detected using its keen sense of smell, as its sight is poor.

 

Lifestyle and reproduction ~ The Sun Bear does not hibernate, and, as a result, it can reproduce year-round. It is not uncommon for it to give birth to two cubs at a time weighing approximately 10–12 oz (280–340 g) each. The gestation period is about 96 days, but suckling can continue for about 18 months. The offspring reach sexual maturity after 3-4 years and live up to 28 years in captivity.

 

Being a primarily nocturnal creature, the Sun Bear tends to rest during the day on lower limbs not far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in trees, the Sun Bear can sometimes cause a good amount of damage to private property. It has been known to destroy coconut palms and cacao trees on plantations.

 

Threats ~ Adult Sun Bears have almost no predators except humans, due to their fierce reputation and formidable teeth. Occasionally it may be overwhelmed by tigers and by large reticulated pythons. Possible predators include the leopard, the clouded leopard, and the Sun Bear's larger sympatric relative, the Asiatic Black Bear. The bear's loose skin on its neck allows it to wriggle its body inside its skin, far enough to turn around and bite its attacker when grabbed there.

The recent decline in the Sun Bear population can be largely attributed to the hunting of "nuisance bears" that destroy crops and poaching driven by the market for their fur and for their bile, which is used in Chinese medicine.

Sometimes, Sun Bears are captured or bred to be domestic pets--a role for which they are considered desirable, due to their relatively inoffensive nature and small size in compared with other bears.

 

The IUCN reclassified the Sun Bear from "data deficient" to "vulnerable" status in 2007.

Sun or Honey Bear (Helarctos malayanus)

 

Helarctos Malayanus

The Big Sleuth - Birmingham 2017

Design: Laurie Richardson

(Helarctos malayanus) MALAYAN SUN BEAR is a bear found in southeastern Asia,sumatra and borneo they are now endangered due to habitat destruction and poaching.

This sleek-coated bear is the smallest bear species. It lives in tropical rainforests, where it spends its time searching the trees for fruit, tender palm tips, insects, birds and small mammals. Sun bears are even known to raid cocoa and palm plantations in search of food. Their large paws with bare soles and curved claws help make them excellent climbers, and they often nest in trees.

 

The sun bear's curved front claws and long tongue help it dig through termite colonies and pull out the insects.

 

The number of sun bears has declined because of habitat loss, as well as hunting for the pet market and the Asian medicinal trade.

 

Range: Southern China, eastern India, Indonesia

 

Status: Unknown (which tells me it's not good)

Sun bear

Helarctos malayanus

Taronga Zoo, Sydney

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_bear

"Helarctos malayanus" Sun Bear or Honey bear.

(Helarctos malayanus) MALAYAN SUN BEAR is a bear found in southeastern Asia,sumatra and borneo they are now endangered due to habitat destruction and poaching.

The animal kingdom; based upon the writings of the eminent naturalists, Audubon, Wallace, Brehm, Wood and others.

New York :Johnson & Bailey,1897.

biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15570729

The Malayan tiger is found only in the Malay Peninsula, southern tip of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. None are found in East Malaysia. Distribution is sparse from the northern transboundary forests with Thailand to the most southern tip of continental Asia. The majority of the tiger habitats are found in the four main states of Pahang, Perak, Terengganu and Kelantan.

 

Biologically the Malayan tiger is similar to the Indo-Chinese tiger, but the size is similar to the Sumatran tigers.

 

Malayan tigers prey amongst other things on Cervus unicolor (sambar deer), Muntiacus (barking deer), Sus scrofa (wild boar). Tigers in Taman Negara also prey on Helarctos malayanus (sun bear). Tigers occur at very low densities 1.1-1.98 tigers per 100km2 in the rainforest as a result of low prey densities.

 

There are between 500 - 1000 tigers left in the wild in Malaysia with a high proportion living outside the protected areas ofthe National Parks.

 

Tigers here are threatened by the same factors as elsewhere in the tiger ranges, by habitat loss, forest fragmentation, poaching, illegal trade of their parts and derivatives, depletion of prey species and human-tiger conflict.

Compléments de Buffon. t.1.

Paris :P. Pourrat Frères,1838.

biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16007790

The Malayan Sun Bear or Honey Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu ("Honey Bear").

The Sun Bear stands approximately 1.2 m in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family.

Males tend to be 10-45% larger than females; the former normally weigh between 30 and 60 kg, the latter between 20 and 40 kg. Despite its small size, the Sun Bear possesses a very long, slender tongue, ranging from 20 to 25 cm in length. The bear uses it to extract honey from beehives.

The diet of the Sun Bear varies widely and includes small vertebrates, such as lizards, birds, and other mammals, in addition to fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, honey, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, and coconuts.

Being a primarily nocturnal creature, the Sun Bear tends to rest during the day on lower limbs not far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in trees, the Sun Bear can sometimes cause a good amount of damage to private property. It has been known to destroy coconut palms and cacao trees on plantations.

 

De Maleise beer, ook honingbeer genoemd, (Helarctos malayanus) is een beer uit Zuidoost-Azië.

Het zijn goede klimmers die veel tijd in bomen doorbrengen.

De scherpe klauwen komen bij het klimmen goed van pas.

Ondanks zijn kleine formaat, het is wereldwijd de kleinste beer, beschikt de Maleise beer over een zeer lange, slanke tong, in lengte variërend van 20 tot 25 cm. De beer gebruikt de lange tong om honing uit bijenkorven en holtes in bomen te halen.

Maleise beren zijn echte omnivoren. Hun menu bestaat onder andere uit kleine zoogdieren, vogels, bijen, termieten, planten en natuurlijk honing.

Opvallend aan de Maleise beer is de heldere witte of gele, halvemaanvormige vlek op de borst. De korte snuit heeft ook een heldere kleur, meestal geel of oranjeachtig.

Deze gelaatskleur strekt zich meestal tot boven de ogen uit. De oren zijn klein en rond. Karakteristiek zijn verder de grote gebogen klauwen en de onbehaarde voetzolen.

Een volwassen mannetje kan een lichaamslengte van 120 tot 150 cm bereiken en een gewicht van tussen de 30 en 60 kg. Daarmee is de Maleise beer, ongeveer de grootte van een bouvier, de kleinste vertegenwoordiger van de berenfamilie. De vrouwtjes zijn 10 à 25 % kleiner.

De Maleise beer leeft in de tropische regenwouden van Zuidoost-Azië, van Birma, Yunnan (China) en India via Thailand, Cambodja, Laos en Vietnam tot Maleisië, Kalimantan en Sumatra (Indonesië).

Deze opname is gemaakt in de Rimba, een deel van Burgers Zoo met planten en dieren uit het zuid-oost Aziatisch regenwoud.

Rimba is het Maleisische woord voor tropisch regenwoud.

_______________________

 

All rights reserved. Copyright :copyright: Martien Uiterweerd (Foto Martien). All my images are protected under international authors copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission.

_______________________

.

.

Helarctos malayanus (Sun bear)

(Day 2 of bear week)

 

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

A Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) strolling around a grass plain in Khao Yai national park.

 

This photo is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike Licence.

You are free to use this image, as long as it is shared with attribution under the same licence together with the appropriate credits:

 

By: Tontan Travel

Link: www.tontantravel.com/

As most of you know I love all bears and Miami has a beautiful exhibit for these rare (in zoo's) Sun bears.

 

(I will be busy getting my "stuff" together the next few days, will visit when possible)

This Sunbear is doing what it's name implies……enjoying the sun.

 

The sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found in tropical forest habitats of Southeast Asia. It is classified as Vulnerable by IUCN as the large-scale deforestation that has occurred throughout Southeast Asia over the past three decades has dramatically reduced suitable habitat for the sun bear. It is suspected that the global population has declined by more than 30% over the past three bear generations.[1]

 

The Malayan sun bear is also known as the "honey bear", which refers to its voracious appetite for honeycombs and honey.[2]

Fully Copyrighted © No use whatsoever without written permission from the artist.

Sun bear (_Helarctos malayanus_) at the Rare Species Conservation Centre in Kent

Zooparc Trégomeur Côtes d'Armor

Statut IUCN VU – Vulnérable

Sun Bear or Honey Bear in the Rimba (Southeast Asian rainforest) of Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu ("Honey Bear").

The Sun Bear stands approximately 1.2 m in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family. Males tend to be 10-45% larger than females; the former normally weigh between 30 and 60 kg, the latter between 20 and 40 kg.

The diet of the Sun Bear varies widely and includes small vertebrates, such as lizards, birds, and other mammals, in addition to fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, and coconuts.

Being a primarily nocturnal creature, the Sun Bear tends to rest during the day on lower limbs not far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in trees, the Sun Bear can sometimes cause a good amount of damage to private property. It has been known to destroy coconut palms and cacao trees on plantations.

 

Maleise beer of Honingbeer in de Rimba, deel van Burgers Zoo in Arnhem met planten en dieren uit het zuid-oost Aziatisch regenwoud.

De Maleise beer (Helarctos malayanus) is een beer uit Zuidoost-Azië.

Het zijn goede klimmers die een groot deel van de dag in de boom doorbrengen.

De scherpe klauwen komen bij het klimmen goed van pas. Maleise beren zijn omnivoren. Hun menu bestaat onder andere uit kleine zoogdieren, vogels, termieten en planten.

Opvallend aan de Maleise beer is de heldere witte of gele, halvemaanvormige vlek op de borst. De korte snuit heeft ook een heldere kleur, meestal geel of oranjeachtig.

Deze gelaatskleur strekt zich meestal tot boven de ogen uit. De oren zijn klein en rond. Karakteristiek zijn verder de grote gebogen klauwen en de onbehaarde voetzolen.

Een volwassen mannetje kan een lichaamslengte van 120 tot 150 cm bereiken en een gewicht van tussen de 30 en 60 kg. Daarmee is de Maleise beer, ongeveer de grootte van een bouvier, de kleinste vertegenwoordiger van de berenfamilie. De vrouwtjes zijn 10 à 25 % kleiner.

De Maleise beer leeft in de tropische regenwouden van Zuidoost-Azië, van Birma, Yunnan (China) en India via Thailand, Laos, Cambodja en Vietnam tot Maleisië, Kalimantan en Sumatra (Indonesië).

 

Info: Wikipedia (English and Dutch)

______________________________________________________________________

 

All rights reserved. Copyright © Martien Uiterweerd. All my images are protected under international authors copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission.

______________________________________________________________________

English:

Sun- or Honey Bear in the Rimba of Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu ("Honey Bear").

The Sun Bear stands approximately 1.2 m in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family. Males tend to be 10-45% larger than females; the former normally weigh between 30 and 60 kg, the latter between 20 and 40 kg.

The diet of the Sun Bear varies widely and includes small vertebrates, such as lizards, birds, and other mammals, in addition to fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, and coconuts.

Being a primarily nocturnal creature, the Sun Bear tends to rest during the day on lower limbs not far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in trees, the Sun Bear can sometimes cause a good amount of damage to private property. It has been known to destroy coconut palms and cacao trees on plantations.

 

Nederlands:

Maleise- of honingbeer in de Rimba van Burgers Zoo in Arnhem.

De Maleise beer of honingbeer (Helarctos malayanus) is een beer uit Zuidoost-Azië.

Het zijn goede klimmers die een groot deel van de dag in de boom doorbrengen.

De scherpe klauwen komen bij het klimmen goed van pas. Maleise beren zijn omnivoren.

Hun menu bestaat onder andere uit kleine zoogdieren, vogels, termieten en planten.

Opvallend aan de Maleise beer is de heldere witte of gele, halvemaanvormige vlek op de borst. De korte snuit heeft ook een heldere kleur, meestal geel of oranjeachtig.

Deze gelaatskleur strekt zich meestal tot boven de ogen uit. De oren zijn klein en rond. Karakteristiek zijn verder de grote gebogen klauwen en de onbehaarde voetzolen.

Een volwassen dier kan een lichaamslengte van 120 tot 150 cm bereiken en een gewicht van tussen de 30 en 60 kg. Daarmee is de Maleise beer een van de kleinste vertegenwoordigers van de berenfamilie.

De Maleise beer leeft in de tropische regenwouden van Zuidoost-Azië, van Birma, Yunnan (China) en India via Thailand, Laos, Cambodja en Vietnam tot Maleisië, Kalimantan en Sumatra (Indonesië).

 

Info: Wikipedia

A day at Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

 

The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its Malay and Indonesian name is Beruang Madu (Honey Bear).

The Sun Bear stands approximately 1.2 m in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family.

Males tend to be 10-45% larger than females; the former normally weigh between 30 and 60 kg, the latter between 20 and 40 kg. Despite its small size, the Sun Bear possesses a very long, slender tongue, ranging from 20 to 25 cm in length. The bear uses it to extract honey from beehives.

The diet of the Sun Bear varies widely and includes small vertebrates, such as lizards, birds, and other mammals, in addition to fruits, eggs, termites, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, honey, berries, sprouts, insects, roots, cocoa, and coconuts.

Being a primarily nocturnal creature, the Sun Bear tends to rest during the day on lower limbs not far above the ground. Because it spends so much time in trees, the Sun Bear can sometimes cause a good amount of damage to private property. It has been known to destroy coconut palms and cacao trees on plantations.

:copyright: www.tomjutte.tk

 

Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus). Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand.

1 3 4 5 6 7 ••• 25 26