Nov 15, 2008

Hypnotic Sun Bear

It is very rare that I get to post on anything of the ursine persuasion, given the bear's natural regal and powerful look. So, when I found this photo of a sun bear, I was very happy.

Sun bears are nocturnal, and with curved claws, naked soles (great name for a rock band), and a 100 lbs body weight, they are terrific climbers. They like small vertebrates, fruit, and, of course, honey.

Young sun bears are playful and curious and do well in captivity. But they become markedly cranky and bad-tempered as they grow old. What with the wrinkles and the hypnotic stare, icy stare, and the poor temperament when old, I'm thinking my grandpa might be a sun bear. That would account for all his tree climbing and honey cravings.

Photo source: Melissa A

8 comments:

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

It's fug but adorable... lol

Kit said...

ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNO-BEAR! *monotone*

Anonymous said...

With those eyes, he's more like a stun bear.

Jade said...

You finally posted an animal that creeps me out. Good job! I hate bears. They terrify me.

Heather said...

The face of the #1 threat to America. Seriously.

Robin said...

Now that I think about it, Hypnotic Sun Bear would be GREAT band name.

Anonymous said...

This isn't a CareBear, it's a StareBare.

Ai said...

There's one of these at the Lincoln Park zoo in Chicago that is exceptionally ugly! Everytime I see it I sort of feel bad...

Glad to see them getting the attention the deserve.