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General Description:

Sloth bears have a long shaggy, black coat with a white or yellow V shaped marking on their chest.


Sloth bears are found in Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan and Nepal.


Sloth bears are found in forested and grassland regions.


Sloth bears feed mainly on termites and ants but also fruits, berries, grasses, seed pods, flowers, yams, eggs, honey, insect larvae, and other insects.

Population: Fewer than 20,000

Length: 5 to 6 feet

Height: 2.5 to 3 feet

Weight: Males: 175 to 300 pounds, Females: 140 to 250 pounds

Geographic Range

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