This shaggy bear from Southeast Asia has a characteristically long and flexible lower lip. In combination with its very long tongue, its sealable nostrils and the gap between its teeth in the upper jaw, the sloth bear can just suck up its food like a vacuum cleaner.
Like a Vacuum Cleaner
Sloth bears love to go after termites: break open the nest, protrude their flexible lips, close their nostrils – and off they go! Their long tongue helps them lap everything up.
Sloth bears' long, shaggy fur insulates and perfectly protects them from the heat in the tropics.
Did you know...
... 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?