INTERNATIONAL SLOTH DAY!

INTERNATIONAL SLOTH DAY!

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  • Sloths sleep up to 20 hours a day.
  • Sloths live in the rainforests of South and Central America.

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  • Sloths are related to armadillos and anteaters.
  • Sloths have algae that grow on their fur; it helps them camouflage in the trees.
  • There are two main species- two toed and three toed sloths.

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  • They are herbivores, eating leaves, shoots and fruit.
  • Sloths only go on the ground about once a week and they do that to poop and pee. This keeps their scent away from their tree top homes.

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  • Giant sloths roamed the earth during the time of woolly mammoths, around 11,000 years ago.

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  • Sloths are great swimmers!
  • Sloths have a four chambered stomach.
  • Baby sloths cling to their mothers in their first weeks of life.

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Check out the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica for more information about these amazing animals and how you can help!

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