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Sloth bears of Yala National Park

Sloth bears of Yala National Park plays a major role to attract tourist to Yala National Park right after the elusive Leopard. Sloth bears are the only member of family Ursidae that are found in dry zone forest such as Yala, Wilpattu and Kumana. The Sloth bear found in National Parks such as Yala and Wilpattu have evolved from the Eurasian Brown bear over several millennia’s. The Sloth bears of Yala National Park have a shaggy,dusty and untidy black coat of fur. It is unmistakable if you are to spot a Sloth Bear in Yala National Park.

1. Sloth Bears can run faster than human

December 02, 2022 | by Krishan

Sloth bears of Yala national park are similar to sun bear because that they often has distinctive pale yellow v shaped marking on their chests. Sloth bears of Yala national park has the longest tail that can be grown into seven inches long. Even though it appears that sloth bears in Yala national park are clumsy they can run faster than humans. Sloth bears in Yala national park are expert tree climbers.

2. Sloth Bears of Yala national park feeds on ants and termites

December 02 , 2022 | by Krishan

Sloth bears in Yala National Park are insect eating mammals and Sloth bears of Yala national park has specially adapted lower lip and palate for gathering their food. The Sloth bear of Yala national park makes a noisy grunts every now and then while they run along in search of food. The Sloth bears of Yala national park keeps nose closer to the ground in search of insects and fresh fruit. Most of the time Sloth bears of Yala national park feeds on ants and termites which they find on decaying stumps and termite mounds. You can hear the Sloth bears of Yala National park eats out their food with a large sound of “Slurps” about 300 feet distance. Sloth bears of Yala national park are known to hunt smaller mammals as well.

3. Sloth bears are addicted to Palu fruit

December 02, 2022 | by Krishan

May to June are the best time to spot Sloth bears of Yala national park where they are often seen around the Palu (Manilkara hexandra) trees to feast on its sweet nourishing fruit. Sloth bears of Yala national park spend considerable amount of time around Palu trees. They can’t hide their craving for irresistible flavor of Palu fruit. Other than the Palu Sloth bears of Yala national park feeds on Madan (Szsygium cumini) and Weera (Drypetes sepiaria) during the fruit season. In return bear helps to spread the seeds across the Jungle through defecation.

4. Sloth Bear give birth to two to three cubs once.

September 29, 2022 | by Krishan

The Sloth bears of Yala national park once mated it will take six to seven months of gestation period and they normally give birth to two or three cubs most likely under a rocky den. The Sloth bear cubs ride on mothers back till they get to fit for the nature. This is called as Sloth bear huddle a unique trait among sloth bears.

5. Sloth Bears are mostly nocturnal

December 02, 2022 | by Krishan

Sloth bear of Yala national park are mostly nocturnal animal and can be found both in dawn and dusk in the open areas of Yala national park. The primary dangers to the Sri Lankan sloth bear are human expansion into forested areas and severe deforestation, and because there is little scientific knowledge about sloth bear habits, it is crucial that Sri Lanka maintains its acknowledgment of its numerous natural treasures. To be able to be proud of its unique and endemic species of sloth bear, Sri Lanka must continue to preserve and conserve the sloth bear's environment.

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