I was filming in India.
Daroji Sanctuary is home to the worlds highest density of Sloth bears. I joined local rangers who smear honey on rocks to study the bear population. Sloth Bears have really poor eye sight and can see little further than 10 metres, so as long as we remained still and silent we would be able to observe the bears. Occasionally the bear would surface from its sticky honey treat, raising his nose and opening his mouth like a panting dog. He was tasting the air and I wondered if he could detect the strangers in his midst. If he could then he must have decided that he had more pressing matters to attend to and chowed back down. #BBCEarth #EarthOnLocation #Bear #Sloth #JungleBook #Baloo #Conservation #Wildlife #India