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17 awesome facts about sloths!



Yes they are lazy, and yes they are awesome.



1.Even though sloths are known for being the laziest and slowest animals on the planet, with the exception of turtles and whatsoever), they only sleep 10 hours a day.

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2.Their enemies are eagles, snakes, and jaguars. But they are mostly well protected because they spend most of their time in trees.

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3.Sloths are two kinds: some are two-toed, others are 3 toed. Usually, two-toed sloths are quite bigger.

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4.They mostly eat leaves, and they don’t get the good much of nutrition, which explains why they move slowly, they’re trying to conserve energy.

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5.When a female sloth is ready to mate, she screams in order to alert the male sloths. When they hear the scream, they make their way to the sound of the scream.

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6.Baby sloths are always on their mother’s belly for the first weeks of birth, and they also stay by their mother’s side for four years.

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7.Algea grows on sloth’s fur, which helps as a disguise from their enemies.

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8.They only go down from a tree when they want to pee, and that only happens one time in every week.

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9.They spend, or live, most of their lives in trees, which makes them under the category of “arboreal animals.”

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10.Sloths live in Central and South Africa’s tropical forests.

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11.Most of the three-toed sloths can turn their heads 360 degree around.

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12.Sloths may actually look like monkeys, but they are more related to anteaters and armadillos.

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13.Dwarf three-toed sloths are endangered, and they can be found only on a small island of the coast of Panama, and it’s called Isla Escudo de Veraguas.

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14.Two-toed sloths are nocturnal, and three-toed sloths are diurnal.

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15.The extinct species of sloths were as huge as elephants.

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16.Sloths’ digestive system is very slow-moving, and sometimes it can actually take a month to digest a meal.

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17.Lastly, sloths make excellent swimmers!

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