Indian sloth bears were once categorised as "vulnerable species" in India due to the utmost disregard these creatures were shown by people who paraded them on highways like they were toys. People who crossed Agra often spotted exasperated sloth bears dancing on the sides of roads like clowns in a circus.
But after many efforts made by wildlife enthusiasts, they were finally rescued and their habitat was restored once again. Wildlife workers from various organisations came together to save these creatures from being traded around as a commodity. A special area had been designated in forests for Sloth Bears protection and ultimately led to the creation of various sanctuaries created for these animals across India.