Baby Sun Bear Ask what animal parts are used in your beauty products. Just because it was not tested on animals, does not mean it does not contain animals. Ask where your product's keratin is sourced from and make sure your favorite manufacturer's check for and don't allow wildlife to enter their supply chains. Keratin is mostly sourced from sheep's wool, but some contain the endangered species Pangolin. Better yet, switch to products that contain plant based oils, like Argan Oil.
Females mate at about 3 years of age. During time of mating, the sun bear will show behaviour like hugging, mock fighting and head bobbing with its mate. Litters consist of one or two cubs weighing about 10 oz each. Cubs are born blind and hairless. They suckle for about 18 months. After one to three months, the young can run, play and forage near their mother. They reach sexual maturity after 3–4 years, and may live up to 30 years in captivity.
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.