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Sloth Bear

Scientific Name: Melursus ursinus

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: Southern Nepal and Assam, isolated regions on the southern tip of India.

Habitat: Lowlands, evergreen, moist and dry deciduous forest with rocky outcrops.

Description: Medium sized bear weighing up to 115 kg and measuring up to 90 cm over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 2,0 m without tail (12 cm). General colour black with white patches on the chest and a white nose. Manelike hairs on the shoulders and neck.

Hunting method: Stalking, to a bait, with dogs.

Hunting available in: Protected by law. Washington convention list 1.

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