Melursus ursinus


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Related to Melursus ursinus: Ursus thibetanus, Tremarctos ornatus
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Synonyms for Melursus ursinus

common coarse-haired long-snouted bear of south-central Asia

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The sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) also known as the labiated bear, is a nocturnal wild insectivorous species of bear of Indian sub continent.
2002: Seed dispersal by the sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) in South India.--Biotropica 34: 474-477.
Finding that visitor conversations differed when polar bears (Ursus maritimus) were active compared to when sloth (Melursus ursinus) or spectacled bears (Tremarctos ornatus) were active, animal behavior was then separated into animated activity (climbing, running, splashing, and social interactions) and less animated activity (biting, eating, grooming, and walking) and analyzed.
The Thar desert forms ideal habitat for the many threatened faunal species like Leopard (Panthera pardus), Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), Caracal (Caracal caracal), Jungle cat (Felischaus), Desert cat (Felis sylvestris), Indian wolf (Canis lupus), Jackal (Canis aureas), Desert fox (Vulpes vulpes pusilla), Fox (Vulpes bengalensis), Toddy cat (Paradoxorus hermaphordiatus), Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus), Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), Chinkara (Gazella gazellai bennettii), Blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus), Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Porcupine (Hystrix indica) and many other birds and reptiles.
The sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) also known as the labiated bear, is a nocturnal insectivorous species of bear found wild within the Indian subcontinent.