Thursday 18 July 2019

VIDEO: Curious sloth bears can run faster than humans

Jennifer McShane

You may be surprised to find out that these sloth bears can run faster than humans.

This might come as a surprise to some, as when most people think of sloths they picture a fairly lazy, slow-moving creature. But Sahaasa and Kayla are no slouches - they can actually run faster than humans.


The brother and sister pair can be seen in the video getting used to their new surroundings at their exhibit at San Diego Zoo. They are seen wandering around, taking everything in and playfully interacting with each other.


Slug bears are medium sized bears, which hail from Asia. The shaggy bears are described as being very “unique looking” in the clip, and having a very distinctive nose and face. 

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