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The sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear species occurring in tropical forest habitats of Southeast Asia. [1]

101 relations: Albert S. Bickmore, American Museum of Natural History, Annam (French protectorate), Ant, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Bangladesh, Bear, Bee, Beehive, Beetle, Bile bear, Bird, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Borneo, Breed registry, Burseraceae, Cambodia, Canine tooth, China, Claw, Clouded leopard, Cologne Zoological Garden, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Deer, Deforestation, Dipterocarpaceae, Diurnality, Durian, Durio graveolens, Earthworm, East Kalimantan, Egg, Environmental crime, Ficus, Fruit, Gallbladder, Gestation, Hair whorl, Hardwood, Hibernation, Honey, Honeycomb, India, Invertebrate, IUCN Red List, Japanese people, Jaw, Kalimantan, Kinkajou, Koreans, ..., Laos, Larva, Leopard, List of species protected by CITES Appendix I, Local extinction, Logging, Malaysia, Mating, Medan, Moraceae, Myanmar, Myrtaceae, Olfaction, Omnivore, Palate, Paw, Peninsular Malaysia, Pierre Marie Heude, Plantation, Pleistocene, Poaching, Predation, Procyonidae, Reptile, Reticulated python, Sabah, Sandakan, Sarawak, Sexual maturity, Sickle, Skull, Sole (foot), Southeast Asia, Species, Species Survival Plan, Stamford Raffles, Sumatra, Sun Bear (author), Termite, Thailand, Thomas Horsfield, Tiger, Traditional Chinese medicine, Tropical forest, Turtle, Vertebrate, Vietnam, Vulnerable species, Wildlife trade, Wong Siew Te, Yunnan. Expand index (51 more) »

Albert S. Bickmore

Albert Smith Bickmore (March 1, 1839 – August 12, 1914) was an American naturalist and originator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, becoming one of its founders.

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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world.

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Annam (French protectorate)

Annam (An Nam or Trung Kỳ, alternate spelling: Anam) was a French protectorate encompassing the central region of Vietnam.

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Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.

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Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), previously the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and originally the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums), is a nonprofit organization founded in 1924 dedicated to the advancement of North American zoos and public aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. The AZA is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

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Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ, lit. "The country of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ), is a country in South Asia.

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Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae.

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Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax.

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A beehive is an enclosed structure man-made in which some honey bee species of the subgenus Apis live and raise their young.

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Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota.

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Bile bear

Bile bears, sometimes called battery bears, are bears kept in captivity to harvest their bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, which is used by some traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.

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Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is a wildlife conservation and research centre for improving animal welfare and rehabilitation of the Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus).

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Borneo (Pulau Borneo) is the third largest island in the world and the largest in Asia.

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Breed registry

A breed registry, also known as a herdbook, studbook or register, in animal husbandry and the hobby of animal fancy, is an official list of animals within a specific breed whose parents are known.

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The Burseraceae are a moderate-sized family of 17-19 genera and about 540 species of flowering plants.

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Cambodia (កម្ពុជា, or Kampuchea:, Cambodge), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia (ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, prĕəh riəciənaacak kampuciə,; Royaume du Cambodge), is a sovereign state located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia.

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Canine tooth

In mammalian oral anatomy, the canine teeth, also called cuspids, dog teeth, fangs, or (in the case of those of the upper jaw) eye teeth, are relatively long, pointed teeth.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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A claw is a curved, pointed appendage, found at the end of a toe or finger in most amniotes (mammals, reptiles, birds).

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Clouded leopard

The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a wild cat occurring from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China.

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Cologne Zoological Garden

The Aktiengesellschaft Cologne Zoological Garden is the zoo of Cologne, Germany.

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a non-profit zoo located near Powell in Liberty Township, Delaware County, Ohio, United States, north of the city of Columbus.

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Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae.

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Deforestation, clearance, or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use.

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Dipterocarpaceae are a family of 16 genera and approximately 695 known species of mainly tropical lowland rainforest trees.

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Diurnality is a form of plant or animal behavior characterized by activity during the day, with a period of sleeping, or other inactivity, at night.

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The durian is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio.

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Durio graveolens

Durio graveolens, sometimes called red-fleshed durian, orange-fleshed durian, or yellow durian, is a species of tree in the family Malvaceae.

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An earthworm is a tube-shaped, segmented worm found in the phylum Annelida.

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East Kalimantan

East Kalimantan (Indonesian) is a province of Indonesia.

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An egg is the organic vessel containing the zygote in which an animal embryo develops until it can survive on its own; at which point the animal hatches.

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Environmental crime

Environmental crime is an illegal act which directly harms the environment.

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Ficus is a genus of about 850 species of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes and hemiepiphytes in the family Moraceae.

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In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) formed from the ovary after flowering.

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In vertebrates, the gallbladder is a small hollow organ where bile is stored and concentrated before it is released into the small intestine.

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Gestation is the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside viviparous animals.

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Hair whorl

A hair whorl is a patch of hair growing in a circular direction around a visible center point.

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Hardwood is wood from dicot trees.

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Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms.

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Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance produced by bees and some related insects.

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A honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal prismatic wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey and pollen.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column (commonly known as a backbone or spine), derived from the notochord.

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IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, has evolved to become the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.

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Japanese people

are a nation and an ethnic group that is native to Japan and makes up 98.5% of the total population of that country.

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The jaw is any opposable articulated structure at the entrance of the mouth, typically used for grasping and manipulating food.

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Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo.

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The kinkajou (Potos flavus) is a rainforest mammal of the family Procyonidae related to olingos, coatis, raccoons, and the ringtail and cacomistle.

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Koreans (in South Korean; alternatively in North Korean,; see names of Korea) are an East Asian ethnic group originating from and native to Korea and southern and central Manchuria.

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Laos (ລາວ,, Lāo; Laos), officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ, Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao; République démocratique populaire lao), commonly referred to by its colloquial name of Muang Lao (Lao: ເມືອງລາວ, Muang Lao), is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southwest and Thailand to the west and southwest.

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A larva (plural: larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.

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List of species protected by CITES Appendix I

This is a list of species of plants and animals protected by Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, commonly abbreviated as CITES.

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Local extinction

Local extinction or extirpation is the condition of a species (or other taxon) that ceases to exist in the chosen geographic area of study, though it still exists elsewhere.

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Logging is the cutting, skidding, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto trucks or skeleton cars.

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Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.

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In biology, mating (or mateing in British English) is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction.

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Medan; is the capital of North Sumatra province in Indonesia.

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The Moraceae — often called the mulberry family or fig family — are a family of flowering plants comprising about 38 genera and over 1100 species.

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Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Myrtaceae or the myrtle family is a family of dicotyledonous plants placed within the order Myrtales.

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Olfaction is a chemoreception that forms the sense of smell.

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Omnivore is a consumption classification for animals that have the capability to obtain chemical energy and nutrients from materials originating from plant and animal origin.

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The palate is the roof of the mouth in humans and other mammals.

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A paw is the soft foot-like part of a mammal, generally a quadruped, that has claws.

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Peninsular Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia also known as Malaya or West Malaysia, is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula and surrounding islands.

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Pierre Marie Heude

Pierre Marie Heude (25 June 1836 – 3 January 1902) was a French Jesuit missionary and zoologist.

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A plantation is a large-scale farm that specializes in cash crops.

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The Pleistocene (often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's most recent period of repeated glaciations.

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Poaching has been defined as the illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights.

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Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).

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Procyonidae is a New World family of the order Carnivora.

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Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.

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Reticulated python

The reticulated python (Python reticulatus) is a species of python found in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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Sabah is a state of Malaysia located on the northern portion of Borneo Island.

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Sandakan (Jawi) formerly known at various times as Elopura, is the capital of the Sandakan District in Sabah, Malaysia.

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Sarawak is a state of Malaysia.

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Sexual maturity

Sexual maturity is the capability of an organism to reproduce.

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A sickle, or bagging hook, is a hand-held agricultural tool designed with variously curved blades and typically used for harvesting, or reaping, grain crops or cutting succulent forage chiefly for feeding livestock, either freshly cut or dried as hay.

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The skull is a bony structure that forms the head in vertebrates.

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Sole (foot)

The sole is the underside of the foot.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Species Survival Plan

The American Species Survival Plan or SSP program was developed in 1981 by the (American) Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help ensure the survival of selected species in zoos and aquariums, most of which are threatened or endangered in the wild.

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Stamford Raffles

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, FRS (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) was a British statesman, Lieutenant-Governor of British Java (1811–1815) and Governor-General of Bencoolen (1817–1822), best known for his founding of Modern Singapore.

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Sumatra is an Indonesian island in Southeast Asia that is part of the Sunda Islands.

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Sun Bear (author)

Vincent LaDuke, more commonly known by the name, Sun Bear (1929-1992) was a New Age author of Ojibwe descent.

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Termites are eusocial insects that are classified at the taxonomic rank of infraorder Isoptera, or as epifamily Termitoidae within the cockroach order Blattodea.

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Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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Thomas Horsfield

Thomas Horsfield M.D. (May 12, 1773 – July 24, 1859) was an American physician and naturalist who worked extensively in Indonesia, describing numerous species of plants and animals from the region.

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The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

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Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a style of traditional medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine.

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Tropical forest

Tropical forests are forested landscapes in tropical regions: i.e. land areas approximately bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, but possibly affected by other factors such as prevailing winds.

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Turtles are diapsids of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.

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Vertebrates comprise all species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).

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Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

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Vulnerable species

A vulnerable species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening its survival and reproduction improve.

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Wildlife trade

Wildlife trade refers to the commerce of products that are derived from non-domesticated animals or plants usually extracted from their natural environment or raised under controlled conditions.

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Wong Siew Te

Wong Siew Te (born 16 May 1969) is a Malaysian wildlife biologist known for his studies on the Malayan sun bear and the foundation of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sandakan, Sabah.

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Yunnan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwest of the country.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_bear

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