"Sun bears, which are native to the forests of southeast Asia, are a vulnerable species that face a myriad of threats. The population of this unique bear species is estimated to have shrunk by about 30% in recent decades. Illegal poaching and deforestation are the major causes. Fortunately, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center has recently opened to help raise awareness of the plight of these bears. Let's thank them for their kindness and conservation!"