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These Two Sun Bears Are Roly Poly Cuties

As a part of the zoo's conservation and research programs, bears Milli and Toni have a new home!

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Sun bears are back at Chester Zoo!

Chester Zoo

This endangered species hasn't been around this zoo since 1976 until this week! Milli and Toni made their grand arrival and are getting used to their new abode.

Chester Zoo

Sun bears are native to Southeast Asia, so their habitat will have "plenty of trees to climb and places where they can forage for fruits, berries and nuts," the zoo said.

Chester Zoo

Also included in the habitat: the perfect lens flare.

Chester Zoo

Don't worry, they're not making fun of you! Sun bears use their tongues to eat "termites and ants, beetle larvae, bee larvae, honey" and lots of fruits.

Chester Zoo

Sun bears, which are the smallest of all the bear species, are dwindling in numbers due to deforestation and poaching.

Chester Zoo

These two bears were rescued as cubs by a conservation team working in Cambodia. Toni's mother was killed by poachers, while Milli was living as a poorly treated pet.

Chester Zoo

But they're both doing much better now, even if they seem a little grumpy at times.

Chester Zoo

And they're totally getting used to all the treats their new space has to offer.

Chester Zoo

Congrats, Milli and Toni!

Chester Zoo

And welcome home.

Chester Zoo

To learn more about the zoo's conservation efforts, click here!

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