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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.
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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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There have been sightings of tigers in Kuno, as well as leopards, sloth bears and a plethora of birdlife, and while plans to introduce a satellite population of Asiatic lions to the park have failed, some remain positive that it's still a possibility for its future.
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Yala National Park is renowned for its leopards and sloth bears. Considered amongst the older national forests in the country, Yala is about 290km from Colombo and is also house to elephants and many birds.
The two sloth bears were rescued in southern Nepal in December last year from a pair of itinerant street performers who used the animals for entertainment.
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Well known for sightings of tigers, you can also spot sloth bears, leopards, and jackals in their natural habitats.
Last year, two engineering college students were found trying to sell a rare variety of two- headed Red Sand Boa." Other than these wild animals, owls, eagles, tortoises and sloth bears have historically been used in black magic practices.
Then Paul heads to an animal rescue centre in Northern India which looks after Sloth Bears. They were saved after years of being dancing bears and Paul's first job is to help with the porridge run - yes, bears really do love porridge.
Then Paul heads to a centre in northern India that looks after sloth bears. They were saved after years of being made to dance and his first job is to help with the porridge run.
Wildlife SOS rescued over 628 sloth bears across India that were expoited unsustainably by the entertainment industry as dancing bears and put an end to poaching by providing alternative livelihoods to the Kalandar communities that depended on the bears for their livelihoods.
Two startled sloth bears bundle across our path, followed by a family of wild dogs wearing hazy early morning halos.