Known to be the most dangerous animal to encounter by villagers who have many stories of bear attacks. This black uneven fur covered bear has some of the longest and powerful claws in the forests that it occurs in. They live through the dry lowlands where termite distribution is far spread as it is one of their favorite foods. They usually are seen on their own but females are often accompanied with their young. Sloth Bears diet consists of anything available in their surroundings and will reluctantly hunt other animals for food if no fruits or berries are available. Yala and Wilpattu National parks are famous for their sightings of the Sloth Bear.