Animal Size

Sloth bear size: How big do they get?

How big does a Sloth bear get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) reaches an average size of 1.6 meter (5′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 40 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 99.45 kg (219.25 lbs). A Sloth bear has 1 babies at once. The Sloth bear (genus: Melursus) is a member of the family Ursidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Sloth bear is  (5' 3

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 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:

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: