Sri Lankan Sloth Bear in Yala National Park are omnivore which means it will eat almost anything. They will turn over boulders and pull away old logs to get at the insects underneath. They have developed over time an adapted lower lip that the bears use for sucking up insects, making a loud hoovering sound as they do so.

The cubs leave their mother in their third year and become sexually mature around their third birthday. To wean the cubs off her milk a mother will regurgitate food she has eaten during the day and feed this to her cubs. This is called “bears bread” because it hardens in the sun. It manly contains sweet things like jack fruit, honey comb and apples.