Sloth Bears Confirmed Extinct in Bangladesh - A massive project to assess the health of wildlife in Bangladesh has confirmed conservationists’ longstanding suspicions that sloth bears no longer exist in that country.

Melursus ursinus /sloth beer / Lipbeer / Tree of Life Web Project - //Location captive, Safaripark Beekse Bergen Netherlands Specimen Condition Live Specimen Source Sloth bear

Sloth Bear | Melursus ursinus (Sloth Bear)

Sloth Bear | Melursus ursinus (Sloth Bear)

Indian Sloth Bear. I want one so bad!! They cuddle and play :D

Indian Sloth Bear - (Melursus ursinus) I want one so bad! They cuddle and play :D

Sloth bear!!!

Sloth bear: "This animal is the celebrated Baloo from Kipling's Jungle Book. But it is hardly your typical bear, being a smallish and mostly nocturnal insect eater. Early explorers coined the name, having seen it lying upside down in the trees.

Sloth bear at the San Diego Zoo.

San Diego Zoo - All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Bears of the World by rogerdhall on DeviantArt

Bears of the World by rogerdhall on DeviantArt - You can see sloth bears and black bears at the Montgomery Zoo

Spectacled Bear, also known as an Andean Bear, native to South America - how beautiful!

Spectacled Bear (Andean Bear) - native to South America. These animals are endangered.

21 Best GIFs Of All Time Of The Week from best GOAT and Best of the Web

21 Best GIFs Of All Time Of The Week #133

'Niko', the Sloth Bear cub, is now on public display in NaturZoo Rheine's outdoor exhibit, and he is enjoying one of the perks of being a Sloth Bear cub---traveling, in style, on mom ‘Devi’s’ back! Check out ZooBorns to learn more and see more! http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2015/04/sloth-bear-cub-hitches-a-ride.html

Back in February, ZooBorns featured news of the birth of ‘Niko’, the Sloth Bear cub, at NaturZoo Rheine. The young guy is now on public display in the Zoo’s outdoor exhibit, and he is enjoying one of the perks of.

Different kind of aww. This is a sloth bear.

Different kind of aww. This is a sloth bear.

The sloth bear .  The origin of their name isn't totally certain. One theory is that early explorers named them after seeing them hanging upside down from trees, similar to actual sloths. Another is that they were named after the slow wandering manner in which they walk.

The sloth bear is thought to have evolved early in the Pleistocene Epoch (approximately years ago). There are 2 subspecies: The Indian sloth bear Melursus ursinus ursinus and the Sri Lankan sloth bear Melursus ursinus inornatus.

Animals Asia's China Moon Bear

Asiatic black or moon bear which is native to Jiuzhai Valley at Animals Asia China Bear Rescue Centre near Chengdu.

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