Sloth Bear Pictures

Sloth Bear

Sloth Bear

Sloth Bear
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.

*Fun Facts*

  • 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.