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The Most Amazing Facts About Sloths

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Many sloth's have green algae covering their fur. Report Abuse
There slow movements allow for many creatures to set up housekeeping.
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thay move that slow.WOW!!!!!!
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The sloth can move from tree to tree without ever touching the ground. Report Abuse
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thats so cool and true
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Sloths live in the rainforests of South America; although there are rainforest elsewhere in the world they only live in South America Report Abuse
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When sloths get too hot they stretch out and expose their bellies. Report Abuse
This allows the heat to be released.
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Sloth's fur is so thick insects make a home. Report Abuse
Butterflies, beetles and mites lay their eggs and live in the sloth's fur.
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Sloth's fur grows in the opposite direction to allow the rain to run off its body. Report Abuse
Most mammal's hair goes downward, sloth's hair grows from its belly upwards.
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Harpy Eagles prey on sloths Report Abuse
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Sloths spend their whole lives in trees. Report Abuse
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Sloths can only travel 6 to 8 feet per minute. Report Abuse
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Sloth comes from an old English word meaning sluggish or lazy. Report Abuse
The sloth is by no means lazy, just slow by nature.
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Sloths are very good swimmers Report Abuse
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Sloths cannot survive in the cold. Report Abuse
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Because of their limited diet, sloths are difficult to keep in captivity. Report Abuse
Sloths live on a diet of Cecropia tree; these trees are only found in rainforests.
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Then why do they ceep them in captivity.
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A Sloth's fur looks like the outside of a cocoanut. Report Abuse
When it is sleeping the sloth looks like a stump on a tree.
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Sloths are not large animals Report Abuse
The largest is about 2 feet long and weights 20 pounds.
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The Sloth is the slowest land mammal on earth. Report Abuse
It would take a sloth over 2 minutes to walk across a room
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Wow! That's slow
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Sloths are distant cousins of the anteater and armadillo Report Abuse
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Thats amazing
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Sloths account for 25% of the mammals in Central and South America Report Abuse
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Sloths do everything upside down. Report Abuse
They eat, sleep, mate and give birth upside down.
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Some of the sloth's ancestors were as big as elephants. Report Abuse
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