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Juli Kisan plays with Buddu, a young sloth (Credit: AP)

Juli Kisan plays with Buddu, a young sloth bear, at her family's home in Lakhapada, India. The wild bear wandered into the village while following a herd of goats. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Buddu the pet sloth bear

Buddu the sloth bear wandered into an Indian village and lived with a family before wildlife officials re-introduced the animal back into the wild.

Juli Kisan combs the hair of Buddu, a
(Credit: AP)

Juli Kisan combs the hair of Buddu, a one and a half-year-old sloth bear at the family's home in Lakhapada, India. The wild bear wandered into the village while following a herd of goats. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Indian villagers move Buddu, a one-year-old sloth bear,
(Credit: AP)

Indian villagers move Buddu, a one-year-old sloth bear, near Juli Kisan family's home in Lakhapada, India. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Juli Kisan plays with Buddu, a young sloth
(Credit: AP)

Juli Kisan plays with Buddu, a young sloth bear, at her family's home in Lakhapada, India. The wild bear wandered into the village while following a herd of goats. (Aug. 16, 2012)

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Ghasiram Kisan feeds Buddu, a sloth bear, at
(Credit: AP )

Ghasiram Kisan feeds Buddu, a sloth bear, at the Kisan family's home in Lakhapada, India. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Ghasiram Kisan, center, gestures as villagers gather to
(Credit: AP)

Ghasiram Kisan, center, gestures as villagers gather to see Buddu, a sloth bear, at the Kisan family's home in Lakhapada, India. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Ghasiram Kisan rests next to Buddu, a sloth
(Credit: AP )

Ghasiram Kisan rests next to Buddu, a sloth bear, at the Kisan family's home in Lakhapada, India. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Ghasiram Kisan plays with Buddu, a sloth bear,
(Credit: AP)

Ghasiram Kisan plays with Buddu, a sloth bear, at the Kisan family's home in Lakhapada, India. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Ghasiram Kisan, center, gestures as villagers gather to
(Credit: AP)

Ghasiram Kisan, center, gestures as villagers gather to see Buddu, a sloth bear, at the Kisan family's home in Lakhapada, India. (Aug. 16, 2012)

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Indian villagers move Buddu, a sloth bear, onto
(Credit: AP)

Indian villagers move Buddu, a sloth bear, onto a bed at Juli Kisan family's home in Lakhapada, India. (Aug. 16, 2012)

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