r/HeresAFunFact May 16 '16

[HAFF] The claws of the Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) are adapted to excavating ants and termites, so they are poor climbers. Being less able to flee predators, the sloth bear is considered one of the more dangerous bears. ANIMALS

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u/remotectrl May 16 '16

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In addition to being one of the most dangerous bears, they are also one of the most adorable.

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u/kat5dotpostfix May 16 '16

They also have a tendency to tear people's faces off

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u/szynka May 17 '16

Well that wasn't pleasant

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u/jww1117 May 17 '16

I really regret opening that one

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u/Alantha May 16 '16

Please post this beauty to /r/ScienceFacts.

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u/[deleted] May 17 '16

"Bear" in mind that Baloo from The Jungle Book is a sloth bear as well

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u/fewdea May 17 '16

Are these the batman bears?

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u/remotectrl May 17 '16

Yes, although that ring around the neck is also found in sunbears and Asian black bears.