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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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There are lots to do in the surrounding areas such as the Yala National Park, right next to Chena Huts, which is home to great variety of animals such as elephants, sloth bears, leopards and water buffalo.
Since sloth bears are not known to be territorial or aggressive, in a match between a tiger and a bear, the former would likely have an upper hand.
India The Jungle Book has inspired many to go to India in search of tigers but there are also sloth bears - immortalised by Baloo.
Well known for sightings of tigers, you can also spot sloth bears, leopards, and jackals in their natural habitats.
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.
Then Paul heads to a centre in northern India that looks after sloth bears.
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.
Such garbage dumps in the buffer villages also attract dogs and thereby attract leopards and sometimes sloth bears.
Club Mahindra Kanha is the perfect option for wildlife enthusiasts looking for a tryst with majestic tigers, sloth bears and leopards.