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Sun bear, the world smallest bear, is also the world most arboreal bear.
They are equipped with soft food pads and strong curved claws that help them cling and grip on tree trunks and branches.
Since little, their instinct of climbing and exploring the height are strong.
They climb the trees for few purposes: finding food, rest and sleep on trees.
It is advantage for the sun bears to seek shelter on tree because there forest floor is always wet in the tropical rainforest.
Also, predators that known to pray on sun bears are often found on forest floor.
Sun bear are very agile on trees, to a point that they look more like apes, such as chimpanzee, than a bear.
They start climbing at young age because it may take them a long time to master the skill of tree climbing.
At five months old, Natalie the sun bear cub is slowly improving her tree climbing skills.
Although clumsy sometime, the clumsiness is an important learning process for Natalie to be a skillful tree climber!
Natalie is one of many sun bear cub rescued by Sabah Wildlife Department that sent to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
BSBCC aims to conserve sun bear and educate the public on the plights of this little known bear.
We need your help and support to make this happen.
Please visit http://www.bsbcc.org.my/
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