So, how about that Super Bowl? Good times. Good commercials. We should probably have a discussion about them. But alas, we will save it for another day.
Instead, let us all turn our attention towards, in my humble opinion, the best bear to ever walk southeast Asia. The Sun Bear.
After the jump... more awesome pictures and a short discussion of the noble sun bear.
The noble creature, at about 1.5m, is the smallest of the family ursidae, and arguably, the most awesome.
They are smart: They climb trees to sleep in and even go through the trouble of making sleeping platforms in order to rest more comfortably. They are sensual: they have long tongues (about 9 inches) to more effectively eat honey, small vertebrates, insects, fruit, eggs, etc. And, they are ever watchful: they don’t hibernate, meaning they can make sweet baby bears 24-7-365.
They also have this really tight patch of orange fur on their chest that gives them their name. Sun bears are also called honey bear and dog bear. Malaysians call them “he who likes to sit high”.
Coolest thing? Their skin around their neck is loose enough that if bitten, they can turn their head around and bite their attacker. Second coolest thing? They walk on their hind legs carrying babies around!
Are Golden Bears sun bears? No, but you know what, they are cool enough to remember. Can you liken any current or former Cal athletes to the noble and wonderful sun bear?