sloth bear


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sloth bear

n.
A bear (Melursus ursinus) of India and Sri Lanka, having a long snout, a long sticky tongue, and dark shaggy hair and feeding on plants and insects, especially termites and the larvae of bees. Also called honey bear.

sloth bear

n
(Animals) a bear, Melursus ursinus, of forests of S India and Sri Lanka, having a shaggy coat and an elongated snout specialized for feeding on termites
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Noun1.sloth bear - common coarse-haired long-snouted bear of south-central Asiasloth bear - common coarse-haired long-snouted bear of south-central Asia
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
genus Melursus, Melursus - sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
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Thankfully rescuers from charity International Animal Rescue found him, the youngest dancing sloth bear to be freed from the barbaric trade.
But Elvis was lucky and rescuers from charity International Animal Rescue found him - the youngest dancing sloth bear to be freed from the barbaric trade in India.
50 hectare forest land in Khara Conservation Reserve in Poonch; road in 3 hectare of forestland inside National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh; widening of NH-17 inside the eco-sensitive zone of Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Maharashtra; a road project inside Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary in Sikkim; an underground crude oil pipeline inside the eco-zone of Balaram Ambaji and Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Gujarat; and the construction of a bridge across Yamuna River in Etawah inside the eco-sensitive zone of Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.
The Other Bears" has an educational parade of different bear species illustrated and described on the inner covers, including the spectacled bear, the sloth bear, and the Asian black bear, or moon bear.
Heaters have been installed in the enclosures of animals like lions, tiger, leopards and sloth bear.
However, in real-life, the sloth bear has far from the relaxing life described in the lyrics.
THURSDAY: Natural World (BBC2, 8pm) introduces the sloth bear, the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's Baloo character; Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall (BBC1, 10.
Speaking to media after screening a 16-minute documentary featuring the sloth bear's existence senior journalist Maya Jaideep, who was part of the two-member team, said that the setting up of the steel plant will completely destroy the existence of sloth bears in the region.
Last December, Raju, an endangered sloth bear, waltzed into a sanctuary in India's southern Karnataka state with his owner and ended a centuries-old tradition.
There are also four species of deer and the fierce, but rarely encountered, sloth bear.
Perhaps we'll have Terry Wieland tell stirring tales of Jim Corbett and the Champawat Tiger, or Kenneth Anderson and the Sloth Bear of Mysore.