- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two endangered Bornean sun bear cubs have been introduced at the San Diego Zoo.

The twin cubs were born at the zoo on Oct. 25 and made their public debut on Monday.

The zoo’s lead keeper Lisa Bryant says the cubs spent the day exploring their habitat, including scaling the exhibit’s climbing structures.

Bryant says Bornean sun bears are affectionately called “monkey bears” because they are the most arboreal bear species.

Bryant says the male is more reserved and his sister is more outgoing and curious.

The sun bear is the smallest of the world’s eight bear species, about half the size of the American black bear, according to the zoo’s Web site.


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