Friday, July 10, 2009

Sun Bear

It's a shame more apartment listings don't add the feature "grimy unfinished basement" (even better "with floor drain") in their list of features. I've been kind of spoiled in terms of studio space.

still carving the rabbit

The sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is one of the smallest bears and is native to southeast Asia. They have an unusually long tongues that they use to extract honey from bee hives and termites. Among bears they are the most adept at climbing trees their back legs are specialized for climbing with well developed muscle around their tibia. They are not doing terrible well in the wild due to habitat destruction and over hunting. It does not help that their bile is prized as a traditional treatment for liver ailments.

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