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March 26, 2021
This week’s Species Spotlight: Malayan sun bear
Animal Name: Rimba
Scientific Name: Helarctos malayanus
Geographical Range: Southern China, Malaysia, eastern India, Indonesia
Habitat: Lowland rain forests
Conservation Status: Vulnerable. The number of sun bears has declined because of habitat loss, as well as hunting for the pet market and medicinal trade.
Home at the Zoo: River’s Edge
Fun Fact: Sun bears can extend their exceptionally long tongues, which can measure 8 to 10 inches, to extract insects and honey.
Photo: JoEllen Toler #StlZooSpeciesSpotlight
Rhinoceros hornbill Liam is getting into the March Madness spirit with his basketball squeaky toy. #marchmadness #collegebasketball