Sloth Bear

  • Five 'moms' raising zoo's sloth bear cub

    3/31/14 6:20 PM

    Five keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo have a new title: bear mom. They're hand-raising a sloth bear cub. And with only 50 sloth bears in the United States, this cub's survival is extremely important.


  • National Zoo hand-raising baby sloth bear

    3/21/14 1:48 PM

    The cub had to be removed from its mother for safety reasons, and zoo representatives say she is now healthy and thriving with their round-the-clock care.