sloth bear(redirected from sloth bears)
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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.
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(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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|Noun||1.||sloth 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
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