The shaggy-coated Sloth Bear

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Subfamily: Ursinae Genus: Melursus Species: M. ursinus FUN FACTS Sloth bears are the only bears to routinely carry their young on their backs. Sloth bears’ nostrils can close completely, protecting the animals from dust or insects when raiding termite nests or beehives. ABOUT THE SLOTH…