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Sloth Bears have a long muzzle and a long lower lip, which, with the upper lip, can be rolled into a tube and used to suck up their food.
Weight: Males 176 to 309 pounds, females 121 to 209 pounds; Head to body length: 4.5 to 6 feet; Shoulder height: 23 to 35 inches
Majority of diet is ants, termites, and fruits
Found in wet or dry tropical forests, savannas, scrublands and grasslands
Range in the Wild:
Found in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan
Listed as Vulnerable. Major threat is habitat loss due to deforestation.
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