Sloth Bear Ursus/(Melursus) ursinus

Sloth Bear
Sloth Bear
The Sloth Bear is black or dark brown with a white crescent or V on its chest and a light muzzle. It is native to the Indian sub-continent. Its fur is long and matted like a sloth and its claws are also sloth-like although it is a true bear and not a sloth. Its daytime inactivity is because it is mainly nocturnal.
Sloth Bear
Sloth Bear resting It is mainly insectivorous with sucking mouthparts.
Sloth Bear
Sloth Bears
Sloth Bears
Sloth Bears
Males and females have a similar appearance but males are usually larger.