Asia, India and Sri Lanka, occasionally in Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh
tropical rainforests and grasslands
They prefer insects, especially termites, as well as fruit, flowers and honey, occasionally vertebrates.
Body length: up to 185 cm; tail length: up to 12 cm; shoulder height: 60-90 cm
90 to 140 kg
- Gestation period
with dormancy: 6 to 8 months
- Achievable age
about 40 years
Threat Categories of IUCN
... Sloth bears don't hibernate,
... their cubs initially ride on their mother's backs
... and their name is derived from their long claws similar to those of a sloth?