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10 animals found in the rainforest

Sun bear

Photo: Tambako the Jaguar/Flickr

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Sun bear

The sun bear, the smallest species of bear in the world, inhabits the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. It is one of only two species of bear in the world that has adapted to life in the jungle (the other is South America's spectacled bear), and is the only bear that lives almost exclusively in the trees. The bear gets its name from the distinctive U-shaped orange marking on its chest.