Sloth Bear in Nagarahole

Vishwanath M K

This sloth bear was photographed in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve in July 2011, around 6 PM. The bear was very bold and walked in the middle of the main road, near Karmodu junctions. Though we knew that the gate near Veranahosahalli closed around 6 PM, we had to limit our speed to 30 km/hr in this area, as we knew a lot of animals were active. It was also raining heavily. This road is heavily used during weekends by tourists heading to homestays in Coorg. This road is also used daily by many of the coffee plantation workers who reside in and around Nagarahole.

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