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.
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.
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.