Thursday, May 04, 2006

Taiping Zoo (4) : Sun Bear/Honey Bear

Next on the list is the Sun Bear or Honey Bear (not Horny Bear). I guess they enjoy sunlight & they like to eat honey, hence the name Sun Bear or Honey Bear ?

Sleeping beauty in action.. Still snoring loudly despite the bright sun light. Zzzzzzzz......

The little cub trying to wake up his mummy. "Mummy, you are drooling saliva. Mummy, please wake up.. We have visitors here, looking at you.. Shy lah mummy.. please wake up, pleaseeeeeeeeeeee........"

The lazy mummy didn't want to wake up. Instead, she changed another sleeping posture.. I guess she was grumbling inside her heart "Grrrrr....Naughty kid, go away, don't disturb me!" I guess mummy bear was dreaming about savouring the delicious honey.

Or is it.... The poor bear didn't have enough sleep yesterday night cos the naughty kids from Night Safari disturbed her?" Anything is possible :P

She changed her posture again !! This Sun Bear is really lazy...

Finally she opened her eyes.. but just for a short duration :P

Sunny is the name of the baby cub, the little Sun Bear - sponsored by Sunquick. Sun bear & Sunquick :) Written down there "Anytime is a Sunquick time". Hahha, do they actually feed the sun bear with sunquick orange juice ??




to be continued....

36 comments:

_butt said...

Hi there.. bloghoppin hehe

Nice pics.. the Sun Bear soo cuute! I wonder how can she sleep over the barricade thing.. looks kinda tiring to hold the sleeping pose like tht eh? Haha.. ^^

Selba said...

LOL... that chubby bear... really enjoying the nap with a cute pose...

I want to hug a bear!!! Must be really a nice, feeling so secure being hugged by a big solid creature...

Cynthia said...

once i see 'honey bear'.. my mind straight away translate to HORNY BEAR..heheheh

normal human being la.. ok?

Chen said...

butt,
hi :) I agree it's uncomfortable to sleep in such a posture. If I'm her, I will prefer to lie on the floor, haha :)

selba,
wah? hug a bear? Sounds scary to hug a bear :P But if the bear can give shoulder massage, then.. that's good, hahaha..

Sun bear or honey bear is the smallest bear species :) Other bears all very huge :P

cynthia,
hehehe.. I know it.. that's why I put there honey bear, not horny bear.. :P

yeah, u r normal... absolutely normal ;)

cooknengr said...

Whats up Doc, that 熊掌 looks great :)

Chen said...

cooknengr,
熊掌 looks great?
oh no.... don't tell me u want to chop off the bear's paw..
Kesianlah that bear :P

slurp! said...

may be the bear is grumbling why no aircon one hahaha ...

Chen said...

slurp,
wah.. the bear wants air cond ah? Might be she misunderstands & thought she is "polar bear" instead of "honey bear/sun bear" ? :P Hahhaha...

a^ben said...

hee hee ~ momma bear want manicure? lols~ :P

Chen said...

ben,
manicure for mama bear?
*ahem*
imagine the risk of being eaten or if not.. being bitten , hahaha...

carcar said...

the bear was literally pose for visitors that he/ she is sleeping ah?

by the way, how u know it is a mother bear ya?

part of your story?

slurp! said...

polar bear needs freezer liao hahaha ....

Chen said...

carcar,
no lah.. the bear is just lazy.. I went there many times liao.. previously the bear was doing something else.. moving around or ??? but definitely not in that posture :D

I guess that's a mother bear ;) Wild guess :D

slurp,
hahaha... yeah, polar bear needs freezer :) Air cond is too mild for polar bear. No kick ;)

Joan Chew said...

wahh cute bear!!! and it's big! hehe!

IML said...

Marmalade eating Paddington bear is still my favourite ;)

may said...

awww... I just wanna pick it up... hold it in my arms... and hug it to sleep.

of course, realistically it'll just maul me to pieces!

Kristopher said...

sun bear are really lazy lo.... they eat , sleep and play only :)but the bear do sleep in style ...hehehe

Chen said...

joan,
yeah, cute looking bear.. Tempted to pinch her face, but I don't dare :P

IMLS,
Paddington bear? Seeking High & Low also cannot find him in zoo leh.. (cos he is hiding in comic, i presume) hehe.. Paddingtong bear is cute :)

may,
Hahaha, Selba has the same thinking as u too.. hugging the bear :P

kristopher,
not only eat, sleep & play lah.. They entertain us also :D

Alicia said...

cute bears xD.. wonder if dey're fierce..

agus said...

What's the Disney character again ah...the bear...oh, brother bear. But he's not a sun bear, is he? Haven't watched the cartoon yet.

Chen said...

alicia,
I guess they won't unless they are provoked? Anyway, we never know...

agus,
Dunno lah.. I only know Pooh Bear :P

IML said...

Not in the comic, he is in Darkest Africa lah.

Chen said...

IMLS,
woh.. hiding in Darkest Africa? Then sure no chance to see him liao :)

IndaiYoyo said...

Chen...you have such cute pictures. You are very lucky that the bear was posing for you. Showing off I guess...I have many animals picture waiting to be scan. Looking forward for more of yours.

Chen said...

indaiyoyo,
hehe.. yeah, good that she stayed still and I can take good shots :P Looking forward to seeing yours :)

Greenapple said...

haha, this blog is like an animal planet these days ...
you are very observant! good job! =)

Chen said...

greenapple,
Hahaha..I'm temporary hosting the APL (animal planet) channel at the moment :)

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I remember when I was five, my parents brought my sister and I to the zoo. And she dropped her little hat into the enclosure with the sun bears. A bear promptly ripped the hat apart. I recalled my sister crying then. It was over thirty years ago but I remember it as if it were yesterday.

Chen said...

chuang sc,
wow.. the sun bear is very fierce. Is that in taiping zoo?

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Chen, it's in the zoo here in Singapore. It was a large outdoor enclosure.

The last time I was at that part of the zoo was twenty years ago.

Chen said...

chuang,
oh.. the zoo in singapore. I have been to Singapore Zoo once.. almost twenty years ago too.. way back in 1987 ;)
Time really flies..

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I think when my sister dropped her hat, that was sometime in the mid-70s. The last time for me was probably 1985.

I did go to the night safari thingie a few years ago with a friend from France. But it is not in the zoo proper. It's a specially created area. The night safari is well-worth going as one will find that a lot of animals are nocturnal. In the day, they are sleepy and are usually yawning!

Chen said...

chuang,
i heard lotsa people recommend to visit the night safari in Singapore. If I go to Singapore in the future, I will pay that place a visit :) We have the night safari too in Taiping Zoo as well, but not so interesting loh..

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Fantasic pics !! :)

Chen said...

andrew,
Thanks :)

koen said...

Ha...ha..ha. Funny pictures!