Malayan Sun Bear Baculum


Sun Bears are found in Southern Asia, they are the smallest of all bears and exist on omnivorous diets gathered mainly at night. Sun bears live in tropical regions with year-round available foods so they do not hibernate.


Malayan Sun Bear Baculum Replica measures 5.5 inches. Malayan Sun Bear Baculum is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Helarctos malayanus is the scientific name. Our precise baculum can be used as a teaching tool, museum baculum exhibit, home décor baculum, or office décor baculum.

Malayan Sun Bear or Helarctos malayanus is the smallest bear in the world, an adult male is about 4 feet tall when standing on its hind legs and can weigh up to 140 pounds. Despite their small size, sun bears can be very dangerous.

Malayan sun bears or Helarctos malayanus are skillful climbers, aided by long sickle-shaped claws on all four feet. These extremely long claws allow the bears to dig for honey and grubs.

The Malayan sun bear or Helarctos malayanus is omnivores. Their diet also includes fruits, insects, small mammals, and birds. Bees, beehives, and honey are important food items of sun bears. Feeding primarily on termites, ants, beetle larvae, bee larvae and a large variety of fruit species, especially figs.

They have been observed eating fruits from the durian species Durio graveolens. Occasionally, growth shoots of certain palms and some species of flowers are consumed. In the forests of Kalimantan, fruits of Moraceae, Burseraceae and Myrtaceae make up more than 50 percent of the fruit diet.

Malayan Sun bears or Helarctos malayanus range from the eastern Himalayas to Szechuan in China, then southward throughout Burma, parts of Indochina and the Malayan peninsula. They have short, wide, flat heads with small round ears. Their fur is rather coarse but appears sleek.

This coat is entirely black except for a “U” shaped patch on the chest and a grey to faintly orange muzzle. The yellowish or white chest patch is highly variable, “U” shaped in some and completely absent in others.

The young are born with soft, shiny coats. The paws are fairly large with sickle-shaped claws and naked soles. These bears have an interesting walk, with all four legs turned in while walking.

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Additional information

Weight 2.65 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 in
Malayan Sun Bear Facts

Malayan Sun Bear Facts
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Subfamily: Ursinae
Genus: Helarctos
Species: H. malayanus
Binomial name: Helarctos malayanus
Conservation status: Vulnerable