Pictures of sloth bears (Melursus ursinus inornatus), which live from India and Sri Lanka and are endangered.
Animal: Sloth bear
Species: The scientific name for the Sloth bear is Melursus ursinus.
Lifespan: The average lifespan of a wild Sloth bear is 20 years.
Size & Weight: Slothe bears are 5-6ft long and weigh 120-310 lbs. The male Sloth bear is larger than the female.
Habitat: Sloth bears can be found in Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. They live in lower altitudes in grasslands and dry forests.
Diet: Sloth bears an be found most often eating ants, termites, and other bugs. They also eat honey, nectar, flowers, fruit, eggs, and carrion.
Family Life: Sloth bears are solitary animals and are only found together when mating or when a mother rears her young. A young sloth bear will stay with its mother for 2 years. The male SLoth bears do not participate in caring for their offspring.
Of all bears, SLoth bears have the longest tails!
Sloth bears are the only bears that carry their youg on thier backs!
Sloth bears have no front teeth, and the roof of their mouth is hollow, like a tube. This allows them to suck termites out of their tunnels. Sloth bears also use their long claws to rip open termite mounds to reach more termites.