Lazy bear | Facts & Information

# Lazy Bear | Facts & Information

Lazy Bear | Discover Fascinating Facts and Information About Lazy Bear

The sloth bear (Melursus Ursinus) is a species of bear found on the continent of Asia. Its scientific name comes from its long, rough coat. Experts say the Lazy Bear is evidence of convergent evolution similar to that of other ant-eating mammals.

Height: 1m

Weight: 135 kg

Colors: Black

Hibernation: no

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Origin: Southeast Asia (Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma)

For a long time the Lazy Bear was mistaken for another tropical animal. This bear has a unique appearance and an at least interesting adaptation. Although little is known about the sloth bear it is assumed to be a solitary animal, except for females with Cubs.

It can be seen in Southeast Asia in the forests of Sri Lanka and India. They have also been seen in Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma. The population is estimated to be between 1,000 and 7,000.

Feeding Lazy Bear

Lazy Bears have a varied diet of plants, animals and insects, but their favorite food is termites.

They eat fruit, scour hives for honey and larvae, consume the remains of tigers, or barge into sugarcane and corn crops. When it comes to cultures, people often conflict with them.

They have a long, agile, protruding snout with nostrils that they can close when looking for termites. They have a bony hollow that allows them to suck ants and termites directly from their burrows.

The claws are gorase, curved and 7cm long. The tail is about 15cm, a long tail for a bear.

Lazy Bear Appearance

The sloth bear has a shaggy, rough, ruffled coat of black color and a white Y-shaped spot on the chest.

The fur is longer around the neck and looks like a mane. On the belly and inside of the limbs the fur is shorter and rarer.

Adults have an approximate weight of 135kg, females being somewhat smaller than males. The height to the shoulder is 1m and the length varies around 2m.

Lazy Bear Behavior

Lazy bears are usually nocturnal, they feed and walk at night and sleep during the day. They are excellent climbers and can often be seen lounging on a tree branch. Like other species of bears, this bear tends to be a solitary bear.

With the growth of the global population and the construction of human settlements or the use of bear habitat for agriculture, the bear population is slowly but surely disappearing.

Sloth bears live in a part of the world where conservation of habitat, biodiversity and nature is not a priority. Fortunately in India conservation efforts for the Bengal tiger have also helped preserve the sloth bear and its habitat.

Breeding Lazy Bear

Sloth bears mate year-round, with most bear cubs born in December or January in a cave or a shed built by the bear.

The average is 2-3 puppies that are born blind and helpless. At the age of one month they are able to follow their parents into the forest. Sometimes bear cubs travel on their parents ' backs holding on to their long fur and the "mane" around their necks.

They stay with the bear until the age of 2-3 years when they reach an approximate weight of 25kg. From this age they begin to fend for themselves.

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