Baby animals

Sloth bear cub plays with family like a dog

Aug. 17, 2012 at 2:43 AM ET

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One-and-a-half-year-old sloth bear Buddu rolls around Buddu plays with Juli Kisan outside her family's home in Lakhapada, India.

Is there anything better on a Friday than adorable photos of a sloth bear acting like a dog? We don't think so!

Check out these pictures of the playful Buddu below.

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Buddu wandered into the village while following a herd of goat, and has lived with the Kisan family ever since.
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If you're concerned about Buddu's fate, worry no more. The cub, seen here getting his hair combed by Juli, was rescued from the family by wildlife officials Friday.
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Faithful companion: Ghasiram Kisan rests next to the young sloth bear.