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Bear cubs sighted at Daroji sanctuary

New entrants: The sloth bear and her cubs in the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Hampi.

New entrants: The sloth bear and her cubs in the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Hampi.  

Wildlife enthusiasts would cheer if they were to visit Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, adjacent to world famous Hampi, today, for they will be able to see sloth bears carrying cubs on their back.

“I was very happy to see a mother bear with two of its cubs on its back. I am seeing this after a gap of nearly four years,” said S.K. Arun, honorary district wildlife warden and wildlife enthusiast, who was happy to share the experience with The Hindu.The sanctuary, which is the biggest in Asia, is spread over 82.5 sq km and has a bear population of over 100.

Haven for birds

This apart, the sanctuary is also a haven for leopards, wild boars, peacocks and over 200 species of birds. It is a favourite spot for nature lovers too.

Forest officers, who were concerned over cubs not being sighted earlier, are also pleased that breeding has been taking place.

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