After all, what can be the relationship between the corona and an increase in the family of sloth bears? But it’s true.
When life was stagnant almost all over the world during the corona period. The economy of most countries was disrupted.
In such a situation, some good news about nature was also heard.
One such news has come from the world-famous Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in India.
According to reports received from the administration of Dudhwa National Park, there has been a significant increase in the number of Sloth Bears in the park.
Lockdown gave a suitable environment to bears:
Since the beginning of the Corona period, this sanctuary has been closed to tourists.
Because of it, this area was running free from human intervention.
Spring season and early summer period are the appropriate time for sloth bear breeding.
The sanctuary was closed in such weather due to lockdown.
In such a situation, shy natured bears got a chance to live in proper accommodation and environment.
This gave them a chance to raise a family.
According to the park administration, more than 102 bears have been seen there.
In the year 2010, the number of bears in the sanctuary was around 70. After that, their number sometimes increased then sometimes it decreased.
Currently, bears are being seen in large numbers. This is a good sign of increasing numbers of bears.
Since the sloth bear is an endangered species, it is also good news for nature lovers.
Sloth Bears: An endangered species
A sloth bear is a species of bears found in the Indian subcontinent.
For food, they mainly depend on fruits, ants, and termites, etc.
Their natural habitat has suffered extensive damage due to human encroachment in the forests.
Humans have ruthlessly hunted them in large quantities for their personal selfishness.
Due to the high demand for their skin and their parts in the market, they are hunted in large quantities.
At present, the sloth bear is listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List.
It is still not too late to save nature:
The increase in the number of members of this species is good news for nature and animal lovers.
This also proves that though we have caused a great loss to nature to fulfill our selfishness it is still not too late.
If we wish, nature can still be saved.