a bear (Melursus ursinus) with shaggy, black fur, a flexible snout, and long, white claws: it is found in India and Sri Lanka and feeds chiefly on fruits and insects
A bear (Melursus ursinus) of India and Sri Lanka, having a long snout, a long sticky tongue, and dark shaggy hair and feeding on plants and insects, especially termites and the larvae of bees. Also called honey bear.
(plural sloth bears)
- A nocturnal bear, Melursus ursinus, native to South Asia.