Sun bears (Ursus malayanus) are large bears from Southeast Asia that possess impressively long tongues (up to 10 inches) that are used to extract honey from beehives.
Although this species of bear can weigh up to 145 lbs., they primarily feed on invertebrates (termites, ants, and beetle larvae) and fruits (figs especially). It’s enormous teeth aid in the cracking of large nuts, including coconuts.
Sun bears are classified as a vulnerable species with very few predators besides humans. They are poached for their fur and bile (which is used in homeopathic medicine) and are also hunted due to their frequent consumption of plant crops.