Frequent question: How many bears are there in India?

India is home to four bear species—the Asiatic black bear, the brown bear, the Malayan bear and the sloth bear. Their total number is estimated to be around 20,000.

How many black bears are there in India?

Using rule-based modelling in GIS, we estimated the potential Asiatic black bear habitat range in India to be c. 270,000 sq. km and used densities of 1 bear / 40 sq. km and 1 bear/ 50 to extrapolate an estimated Asiatic black bear population of 5,400 to 6,750.

Are moon bears dangerous?

Although moon bears avoid confrontation with humans, like most animals, they can still be very dangerous and are best studied with our figurines rather than up close! They resemble American black bears, but can be distinguished by the crescent-shaped white patch on their chest, which gives them their common name.

All four bear species found in India are protected. The sun bear and sloth bear are listed in Schedule I of the Act, Asiatic black bear in Part II of Schedule II, while the brown bear is listed in both Schedule I and Part II of Schedule II (likely due to an error).

Does Pakistan have bears?

Bears are legally protected, however, and recently designated as critically endangered in IUCN’s Red List of Mammals of Pakistan. … The sizes of these populations do not exceed 20 individuals, except for Deosai National Park, where 43 bears were counted in 2006.

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