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Sloth Bear

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The female sloth bear has to take care not to get too close to male bears, who may attack or even kill her cubs.
"The Jungle Book" made India's sloth bear famous, serving as inspiration for the character Baloo. But little is actually known about this mostly nocturnal species. For three years, scientists filmed these elusive creatures day and night, focusing on an adolescent fittingly named Baloo. After two years under his mother's care, he must now venture out on his own. Remote-controlled cameras offer insight into the sloth bear's life, and even capture a behavior never before filmed.

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