Sloth Bear from Daroji Bear Sanctuary

Dancing Free – Sloth Bear

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Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus) are a species of bear found within the Indian Subcontinent. They are mainly nocturnal insectivores, but will readily take to fruits and honey if within reach.

These bears were popular as on the streets of India as they were easilytamable. The cubs were oftencaughtby poachers and traders after killing their mothers. Even thought the Government of India had banned this practice as early as 1972, the were still found on the streets. After a seven year long campaign led by Indian and International animal welfare groups and NGOs, the last Dancing Bear was finally released free.

Angad Achappa

Angad Achappa

By profession I am fashion and product photographer, but in my spare time I love photographing wildlife, infact it is wildlife photography that started me off with photography.

Angad Achappa

Angad Achappa

By profession I am fashion and product photographer, but in my spare time I love photographing wildlife, infact it is wildlife photography that started me off with photography.

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Lady Samantha
Lady Samantha

BEAR LOVE!

Ken_Billington

Angad, very interesting article – good to hear that Sloth Bears have protection in India – hopefully their numbers will increase.