Sloth Bears Confirmed Extinct in Bangladesh - A massive project to assess the health of wildlife in Bangladesh has confirmed conservationists’ longstanding suspicions that sloth bears no longer exist in that country.
The sloth bear . The origin of their name isn't totally certain. One theory is that early explorers named them after seeing them hanging upside down from trees, similar to actual sloths. Another is that they were named after the slow wandering manner in which they walk.
SLOTH BEAR.....also known as Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and Indian Sloth Bear.....found in Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh in tropical forests, savannas, scrublands, and grasslands .....4.5 to 6.2 feet long .....154 to 320 pounds.....can be heard sucking up termites up to 330 feet away.....the only bear species that carry their young around on their back