The black bear of Taiwan is, like all bears, of robust build. Its fur is brownish black. It has a round head, short neck, small eyes, and long snout that resembles that of a dog, hence it is also called bear-dog. Its tail is short, less than 10 cm. long and also little visible. Your body is well covered with harsh, shiny black hair, which can grow more than 10 cm long around the neck. The tip of your chin is white. On the chest, there is a distinct yellowish or whitish mark that has the shape of a “V” or a moon half moon. Because of this, it is also called moon bear.