Friendly Oriental Honey Buzzard in Tadoba

On this safari into Tadoba Tiger Reserve’s core zone, we reached the territory of the Tigress, popularly known as Choti Tara, in anticipation of another display by her cubs. While we patiently waited for the cubs to show up, a Oriental Honey Buzzard flew in and perched on a dead tree not far from us […]

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Nepal’s Last Dancing Bears Have Been Rescued

Rejoice, animal lovers. The last two known “dancing bears” in Nepal have been rescued from lives of sadness and pain. Bears become “dancing bears” after would-be showmen capture or purchase cubs. Those young bears are stolen from their mothers, and from that point forward, they’ll never again live as a wild bear should. Instead, their […]

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Curious bears take ‘selfies’ with camera traps

“Selfies” are all the rage this year, and even bears have jumped on the trend. Especially the shaggy-coated, termite-loving sloth bears (Melursus ursinus), who seem particularly fascinated by the cameras that scientists have put up in forests to secretly capture their stealthy moves. On November 26 at 7:30 PM, one curious sloth bear decided to […]

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Sloth Bear from Daroji Bear Sanctuary

Dancing Free – Sloth Bear

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 dancing bears on the streets of India as they were easilytamable. The cubs were oftencaughtby poachers and traders after killing […]

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