Poster of the 8 bear species: Top L to R  panda, sun bear, sloth bear, Andean or speckled bear,N American black bear, brown bear, polar. Asiatic or moon bear. Note: A Koala is not a bear.

Poster of the 8 bear species: Top L to R panda, sun bear, sloth bear, Andean or speckled bear,N American black bear, brown bear, polar. Asiatic or moon bear. Note: A Koala is not a bear.

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.

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.

'Sloth Bear With Cubs' - photo by Gangadhar AG;  mom with two cubs hitching a ride

'Sloth Bear With Cubs' - photo by Gangadhar AG; mom with two cubs hitching a ride

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.

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.

Spectacled Bear, also known as an Andean Bear, native to South America - how beautiful!

Spectacled Bear, also known as an Andean Bear, native to South America - how beautiful!

Birthday pinatas for the birthday sloth bears! I loved this zoo. First time seeing Sloth Bears and it was amazing

Birthday pinatas for the birthday sloth bears! I loved this zoo. First time seeing Sloth Bears and it was amazing

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

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

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