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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As shafts of light cut through billows of dust, we spot a rare, lone wild dog resting at the side of the road and even come across a sloth bear plucking berries from a bush.
'I seemed to have no eyes or neck at all and vaguely resembled a sloth bear.' It was not until he had spent several days in bed that he fully recovered.
The plea pointed out some incidents of man-animal conflicts including one when a leopard which had killed a man was burnt to death by a mob in Sariska, and another incident when a sloth bear, which killed three men, was shot dead.
In Sri Lanka, you are sure to see the 'Big Five' -- leopard, sloth bear, elephant, blue whale and sperm whale.
In March, (https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/tiger-cubs-swim-test-vin?source=relatedvideo) a video went viral showing a brutal battle between a tiger and a sloth bear captured by Akshay Kumar, chief naturalist at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
ANIMALS p19 there are eight species of bear in the world - the North American black bear, the brown bear, the Asiatic black bear, the sloth bear, the polar bear, the panda bear, the sun bear and the spectacled bear.
Murray voices the sloth bear, Baloo, while Walken is tasked to breathe life into the well-loved tale's giant orangutan, King Louie.
As he trudges along alone through the jungle, he meets Baloo (Bill Murray), a sloth bear who saves him from another threat.