Helarctos malayanus euryspilus

The Malayan Sun Bear is referred by local people as the "dog bear." The Malayan Sun Bears weight can range from 60 to 145 pounds, with males being slightly larger. They are short haired with deep black or brown-black fur with a horseshoe shaped marking on a chest of pale orange yellow. They have a curious gait, in that all the legs are turned inward while walking. It is the smallest of the bears. The median life span is 25 years.