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.

Sloth Bear, primarily lives in Southeast Asia, in the forests of Sri Lanka and India. - Credit: MAPE_S

Fine art illustration of all extant species of Panthera Pardus

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

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." 100 Animals To See Before They Die www.bradtguides.com

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.

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 at Daroji Bear Sanctuary, India

Sloth Bear, Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Karnataka, India by Angad Achappa

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