SLOTH BEAR

General Description:

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


Distribution:

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


Habitat:

Sloth bears are found in forested and grassland regions.


Diet:

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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