It is believed that approximately 40 million years ago there was a significant split among the monkeys in the world. The new world monkeys lived in South America and the old world monkeys lived in Africa along with apes. Today, one new world monkey is a permanent resident at our Wildlife Park!
In the same area with the new world monkey lies a sun bear. Sun bears, also known as Malayan sun bears, take their name from the bib-shaped golden patch on their chests. Legend says the patch represents the rising sun. Sun bears are stocky and muscular in build with small ears and a short muzzle.
Sun bears’ are losing their habitats rapidly to deforestation and poachers who hunt them mercilessly for body parts and fur.
Get a closer look at how our new world monkey and sun bear co-habit in the same home at Sunway Wildlife Park!