Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sloth bear

The sloth bear (Melursus Ursinus), also known as the labiated bear, is a nocturnal insectivorous bear species found wild within the Indian subcontinent. Its 2 distinct subspecies are the Common and Sri-Lankan. The sloth bear evolved from ancestral brown bears during the Pleistocene and shares features found in insect-eating mammals through convergent evolution. They feed on honeybee colonies, termites, and fruit. Common sloth bears are slightly larger than Sri-Lankan sloth bears.

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