Located in the Banaskantha district, 35 kms. from Palanpur, and 40 kms from Ambaji, the Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is a safe haven of the sloth bear one of the most peculiar bear species. Unlike most other species that tend to be aloof and prefer to live alone, the sloth bear prefers to live in a community. The male of the species plays an important part in raising their offspring a trait not visible amongst the other species.
Other wildlife found there are leopards, sambar (deer), Nilgai (blue bull), wild boar, porcupine and a variety of birds.