Litter Size

How many babies does a Sloth bear have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Sloth bears are in a litter?

A Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 203 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 210 grams (0.46 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Ursidae family (genus: Melursus). An adult Sloth bear grows up to a size of 1.6 meter (5′ 3″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Sloth bear is 1

The sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) is a myrmecophagous bear species native to the Indian subcontinent. It feeds on fruits, ants and termites. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, mainly because of habitat loss and degradation.It has also been called “labiated bear” because of its long lower lip and palate used for sucking up insects. It has a long, shaggy fur, a mane around the face, and long, sickle-shaped claws. It is lankier than brown and Asian black bears.It shares features of insectivorous mammals and evolved during the Pleistocene from the ancestral brown bear through convergent evolution.Sloth bears breed during spring and early summer and give birth near the beginning of winter. When their territories are encroached upon by humans, they sometimes attack them. Historically, humans have drastically reduced these bears’ habitat and diminished their population by hunting them for food and products such as their bacula and claws. Sloth bears have been tamed and used as performing animals and as pets.

Other animals of the family Ursidae

Sloth bear is a member of the Ursidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Sloth bear

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Sloth bear

Other animals that usually reach the age of 40 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Sloth bear

What other animals weight around 99.45 kg (219.25 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Sloth bear

Also reaching around 1.6 meter (5′ 3″) in size do these animals: