Sloth bear facts for kids
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene – Recent
Sloth Bears have long and shaggy black fur, but its fur can also be brown. On its chest it has a white or yellow mark, which is shaped like an Y or V. They have big feet with long claws. The long claws are also the reason for its English name, because the claws look like the claws of a Sloth.
Female Sloth Bears usually have 1-2 babies, sometimes 3. Young Sloth Bears stay with their mother for 2-3 years. In captivity they can live to be 40 years old.
Sloth bear adults can weigh anywhere from 120-130 pounds and measure anywhere form 60-70 inches in length.
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