Sloth Bear Attack

Sloth bears are cute, right? Just look at this little guy!

Sure, they’re cute. Until they decide to eat you.

Sloth Bear Attack Kills Two

The sloth bear was very hungry.

The attack happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. less than a mile away from their home.

The Times of India has reported that the bear “tore their bodies apart,” and proceeded to devour their remains for at least four hours before the police and forest department arrived.

Sloth bear attacks are not uncommon in India. According to Newsweek, sloth bears are very aggressive when around humans, likely because they view us as predators. 

Are Bear Attacks Common?

No. Bear attacks are very rare. In America, bear attacks only happen in specific parts of the world and during particular times. 

You are more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park. 

There have been less than 100 fatal bear attacks in America over the last 120 years.

Via Vox.

So should you be worried about bears? Maybe when it comes to stealing your food or wrecking a campsite. But most of the time, bears do not want to be bothered and will keep to themselves. Bears will most often attack when you encroach on their territory or are too close to their young. 

Bottom Line: you are probably safe from bear attacks. But what happens when a bear gets near you? SCREAM REALLY LOUD!

It is a classic “they’re more afraid of you than you are of them” situation. But, to be safe, avoid bears at all costs.

Pandas Are Cool Though

One bear you’ll never have to worry about? Pandas. They are the laziest, dumbest, most unmotivated “carnivore” on the planet. They don’t even eat bugs. They only eat bamboo, which is so low in nutrients that they have to sit around eating all day to have enough energy to maybe move around for the one week a year they’re in heat.

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