Our sloth bear encounters
The sloth bear is one of the most elusive animals in Sri Lanka and prefer to avoid human contact but two of our team have spotted these curious bears in Sri Lanka.
Sales Manager Arabella encountered one in Wilpattu in April. “I saw a handsome he-bear chilling under a tree, when he saw our vehicle he stood up to take a look at us showing off his height before quickly vanishing back to his den”.
Destination Specialist Harriet spotted her sloth bear in Yala National Park “It was towards the end of the day and we were just finishing off our game drive and heading back to camp. It had just started to rain and we were hurrying along when a shout went out that there was a sloth bear hiding under a nearby tree, sheltering from the rain. When it saw us it made a dash for a denser bush, waggling it’s black shaggy bottom at us as it scurried away”.