a coarse-haired, long-snouted bear, Ursus ursinus, of India and Indochina: now rare.
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How to use sloth bear in a sentence
Of bears, the common black or sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) is common throughout India wherever rocky hills and forests occur.
When a mother sloth-bear has little ones, she always carries them about on her back.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History | Theodore Wood
The answer was a loud snore from the sloth-bear, who had once more fallen into a deep sleep.Dick, Marjorie and Fidge | G. E. Farrow
The sloth-bear, after staring vacantly awhile slowly shook his head.Dick, Marjorie and Fidge | G. E. Farrow
Ossaroo, however, knew the animal by the description given, and declared that it was quite as timid a creature as the sloth-bear.The Plant Hunters | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for sloth bear
a bear, Melursus ursinus, of forests of S India and Sri Lanka, having a shaggy coat and an elongated snout specialized for feeding on termites
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