Animal Weight

How much does a Sloth bear weight?

It is hard to guess what a Sloth bear weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) on average weights 99.45 kg (219.25 lbs).

The Sloth bear is from the family Ursidae (genus: Melursus). They can live for up to 40 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.6 meter (5′ 3″). Usually, Sloth bears have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Sloth bear is 99.45 kg (219.25 lbs)

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.

Animals of the same family as a Sloth bear

We found other animals of the Ursidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Sloth bear

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Melursus ursinus:

Animals with the same size as a Sloth bear

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Sloth bear:

Animals with the same litter size as a Sloth bear

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Sloth bear:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Sloth bear

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Sloth bear: