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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Located in the midst of a hilly terrain, the lake is wrapped around by a wildlife sanctuary, which is home to monitor lizards, sloth bears and crocodiles.
Bears in warmer climates--sun bears, sloth bears, and spectacled bears have plenty of food all year.
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Endangered sloth bears were dragged around the streets after being poached from the wild and having a hot poker pierced through their nose so that they could be forced to perform for tourists.
Apart from the famous beast of the jungle -- the tiger -- you can also spot wild elephants, leopards, sloth bears, a multitude of deer species and monkeys.