The reclusive sun bear, the smallest member of the bear family, is named after the golden patch of fur on their chest, which legend says represents the rising sun. Their stout stature suits their arboreal lifestyle and their long claws allow them to rip open trees and termite mounds. They also have a comically long tongue, perfect for extracting honey from beehives. Unfortunately, sun bears are heavily hunted by commercial poachers for their body parts, such as gall bladders and paws. Their homelands are being lost rapidly to deforestation, causing their populations to drastically shrink.