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The bear necessities A sloth bear in the bamboo thickets of central india!   Geotagged,India,Melursus ursinus,Sloth bear,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

The bear necessities

A sloth bear in the bamboo thickets of central india!

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  1. My god John, are you having a lucky streak? Posted 3 years ago
    1. In the last 3 weeks I have seen:
      7 tigers (4 cubs)
      5 Sloth bears
      1 Black panther
      3 national parks.
      I'm heading off on a family holiday to Sri Lanka tonight (camera gear left at home this time).

      So yeah, on a roll! :D
      Posted 3 years ago
  2. Great to see these things in a land with so many people. Posted 3 years ago

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The sloth bear , also known as the Stickney bear or labiated bear, is a nocturnal insectivorous species of bears found wild within the Indian Subcontinent. The sloth bear evolved from ancestral brown bears during the Pleistocene and shares features found in insect-eating mammals through convergent evolution. The population isolated in Sri Lanka is considered as a subspecies. Unlike brown and black bears, sloth bears have lankier builds, long, shaggy coats that form a mane around the face, long,.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
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Uploaded Jun 21, 2016. Captured Jun 18, 2016 07:09 in Unnamed Road, Ranatalodhi, Maharashtra 441222, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO800
  • 500mm