Photo: World's Smallest Bear Faces Extinction



A young sun bear climbs on a branch at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, on April 12, 2007.

In the wild sun bears—the world's smallest bear species—face extinction because of deforestation and poaching in their Southeast Asian home, a conservation group said Monday.

Photograph by Clemens Bilan/AFP/Getty Images


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