Large carnivores as potential predators of sun bears

@article{Naing2020LargeCA,
  title={Large carnivores as potential predators of sun bears},
  author={Hla Naing and Saw Htun and Jan F. Kamler and Dawn Burnham and David W. Macdonald},
  journal={Ursus},
  year={2020},
  volume={2019},
  pages={51 - 57}
}
Abstract: Sun bears (Helarctos malayanus) have a wide distribution in Southeast Asia, but little is known about their natural predators. During a camera-trap survey in 2018 in Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar, we photographed a male leopard (Panthera pardus) carrying a sun bear cub by the throat. This is the first reported case of probable predation on sun bears by leopards, and only their second confirmed predator. A literature review showed that consumption of sun bears and Asiatic black… Expand
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