Students hard at work on the "Mangrove Challenge"! (Sierpe River, SW Costa Rica)
I. General characteristics
A. Two types
C. General Physical Characteristics
C. Niche/Placement within forest
B. Life Span
C. Social Structure
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3) Sreekumar, P. G.; Balakrishnan, M. “Seed dispersal by the sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) in South India.” Biotropica, v. 34 issue 3, 2002, p. 474-477.
4) Joshi, Anup R.; Smith, James L.D.; Garshelis, David L. “Sociobiology of the myrmecophagous sloth bear in Nepal.” Canadian Journal of Zoology, v. 77 issue 11, 1999, p. 1690-1704.
5) Chiarello, Adriano G. “Activity budgets and ranging patterns of the Atlantic forest maned sloth Bradypus torquatus (Xenarthra: Bradypodidae).” Journal of Zoology (London), v. 246 issue 1, 1998, p. 1-10.
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