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Dear Sloth Bear, will you come be my pet and I'll snuggle you and love you forever?

Dear Sloth Bear, will you come be my pet and I'll snuggle you and love you forever?

'Sloth Bear With Cubs' - photo by Gangadhar AG;  mom with two cubs hitching a ride

'Sloth Bear With Cubs' - photo by Gangadhar AG; mom with two cubs hitching a ride

Poster of the 8 bear species: Top L to R  panda, sun bear, sloth bear, Andean or speckled bear,N American black bear, brown bear, polar. Asiatic or moon bear. Note: A Koala is not a bear.

Poster of the 8 bear species: Top L to R panda, sun bear, sloth bear, Andean or speckled bear,N American black bear, brown bear, polar. Asiatic or moon bear. Note: A Koala is not a bear.

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 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.

I know this bear would probably do me serious bodily harm but, it looks like it could use a big hug.

I know this bear would probably do me serious bodily harm but, it looks like it could use a big hug.

Ursidae Poster featuring all 8 species of bear by Daughter Earth (Panda, Moon Bear, Spectacled Bear, Black Bear, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Sun Bear, Brown Bear)   What about Kodiak and Grizzly Bear? Both are subspecies of Brown Bear. And Koalas? They are Marsupials.

Ursidae Poster (8 Species of Bear)

Ursidae Poster featuring all 8 species of bear by Daughter Earth (Panda, Moon Bear, Spectacled Bear, Black Bear, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Sun Bear, Brown Bear) What about Kodiak and Grizzly Bear? Both are subspecies of Brown Bear. And Koalas? They are Marsupials.

Sloth Bear - Shaggy-Coated, Insect Sucker | Animal Pictures and Facts | FactZoo.com

Sloth Bear - Shaggy-Coated, Insect Sucker

Sloth Bear - Shaggy-Coated, Insect Sucker | Animal Pictures and Facts | FactZoo.com

Mammal Monday, Sloth Bear.  Sloth bears have long lower lips which can be stretched over the outer edge of their noses, and lack upper incisors.  This sounds like a trick we’d love to see.  © The Field Museum, Z78605.  Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)...

Mammal Monday, Sloth Bear. Sloth bears have long lower lips which can be stretched over the outer edge of their noses, and lack upper incisors. This sounds like a trick we’d love to see. © The Field Museum, Z78605. Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)...

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 . 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.

This wild bear, named Buddu, wandered into a village in India, and has lived with the family as a pet ever since. The bear has since been rescued by wildlife officials and will be re-introduced to the wild, which is the right thing — but still, the pictures of Buddu with his chosen family are just precious.

This Sloth Bear Just Wants To Be A Dog

This wild bear, named Buddu, wandered into a village in India, and has lived with the family as a pet ever since. The bear has since been rescued by wildlife officials and will be re-introduced to the wild, which is the right thing — but still, the pictures of Buddu with his chosen family are just precious.

Sloth Bears live in Southeast Asia, primarily in the forest areas of Sri Lanka and India. Their populations are estimated to be between 1000 and 7000.

Elderly Sloth Bear Dies at National Zoo

Sloth Bears live in Southeast Asia, primarily in the forest areas of Sri Lanka and India. Their populations are estimated to be between 1000 and 7000.