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Sloth bear

Ursus ursinus


The sloth bear evolved from ancestral brown bears during the Pleistocene and shares features found in insect-eating mammals through convergent evolution.


Adult sloth bears may travel in pairs, with the males being gentle with cubs. They may fight for food. They walk in a slow, shambling motion, with their feet being set down in a noisy, flapping motion. They are capable of galloping faster than running humans.


Kankaria Zoo, These bears have been used for as performing pets due to their tameable nature.

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Liam 9 years ago
Ursus ursinus Sloth bear

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Hema 9 years ago

But i feel that people in India do give a lot of love to their animals too.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Emma no more harassment to them now, Gov. had ban those acts,

Hema 9 years ago

But these bears are very lovable though. i have seen some performing in Delhi.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Thanks Liam

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Sachin Zaveri

અમદાવાદ (Ahmedabad), Gujarāt, India

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 13, 2012

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