Q. With reference to Sloth bear, consider the following statements::
1.These are found in Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan and Nepal.
2.Sloth bears hibernate during winters.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: Sloth bears are found in Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan and Nepal, predominantly in lowland areas.

Statement 2 is incorrect: Sloth bears primarily eat termites and ants, and unlike other bear species, they routinely carry their cubs on their backs. They are also very fond of honey, hence their alternative name of “honey bear”.

Sloth bears do not hibernate.

Source: Indian Express