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they hang upside down to sleep
they look like they are smiling.
they leave the treetops to defacate only about once a month (or something like that. I could google it but that would be cheating). either way, that would leave me a complete grouch but they always seem to be so calm. I remember when I was at the Baltimore aquarium and a sloth came down to visit in the rainforest section and the guy in front of me had his baseball cap removed by the three-toed sloth. the volunteer explained they were very curious. I thought that was so cute that I wanted an interaction with it.
I think it’s really cool that three-toed sloths have facial coloring that makes them look like they’re always smiling.
They can have algae and small creatures living in their fur.
Sloths are amazing swimmers and use their longs arms to make broad strokes to get to where they want.
I love sloth’s because of this necklace! I guess I better go look up some facts.
“Sloths have razor sharp claws which world make them the world’s most deadly predator, but only if the world slowed way the !*?# down…”
Green fur !!
My favourite fun fact about sloths is that their name is so tricky! Two-toed sloths actually have two FINGERS–all sloths have 3 toes. ^_^
That during the pleistocene epoch they were gigantic how could would that have been to see a giant slow smiling monster!
Sloths hairs grow away from their extremities. This is for protection from the weather as they hang upside down.
Mark Poulin makes the best Sloth jewelry!!
They are so weird looking and slothy! LOL
Sloths are so strong that when they die sometimes they can still be clinging onto the tree that they were hanging out on.
What I like about sloths is that I can relate them to zombies. Both of these species move ever so slowly, lol!!
they are kristen bell’s favorite, so they have to be great
The funniest thing about sloths is the females lick the male’s faces before they mate…upside-down.
My favorite fact about sloths is that they sometimes have a green appearance because they move so slow that algae grows on them.
Favorite fact: Sloths have as low digestive process. It can take a month or more to complete!
I find them adorable because of their sad-looking eyes and smiling face!
My favorite fact about sloths is that they have a 4 part stomach that slowly digests the tough leaves they eat. It can sometimes take up to a month for a sloth to digest his meals.
They are extremely slow and they like to eat twigs , leaves , and fruit .
Since leaves provide little energy, sloths deal with this by a range of economy measures: they have very low metabolic rates (less than half of that expected for a mammal of their size). Obviously, I am related to a sloth!
During the Pliocene and Pleistocene era, there were sloths that weighed over 8,000 lbs and could measure up to 20ft from head to tail.
Sloths sleep up to 20 hours a day! An animal after my own heart 🙂
Being a slothful sloth 😉 means they only “go to the bathroom” once a week!
My favourite thing about sloths is that they are so chilled, weird and cute at the same time. 🙂
They can maintain their grip on a tree even after death
Sloths can retain their grip even after death!
Haha the comment above mine was almost the same!
Here’s another fact, they only go to the bathroom around once a week.
I love sloths and the different kinds. Little blonde ones and brunettes, and even green ones! Sweetest baby faces ever. I hope they can continue to have their numbers grow in South America.
They have four-part stomachs!
I like the fact that they look so cute and seem to always be amused, but them they have those extremely long claws, which scares me? Like, are you cut or are your deadly? What are you doing sir? Stop playing mind games sloths.
love everything about it
As much as 2/3 of its body weight can be its stomach contents!
The sloth’s long claws are well-suited to an arboreal life but hamper its mobility on the ground, leaving it vulnerable to predators.
Sometimes algae grows on their fur!
It’s interesting that as much as 2/3 of its weight can be stomach contents.
I think it’s interesting that sloths can take a month to digest a meal. Talk about slow metabolism.
They are good swimmer, who knew?
Sloths are super slow!
Sloths can climb only 6 to 8 feet per minute.
I love the way the slooooowly move, their sweet round eyes and the smiling face…
Also the way they hang on the trees is really cute ^^ 🙂
They have super sharp claws – so as sweet and cuddly as they aren’t – don’t mess with ’em too much 🙂
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I admire the sloth, he’s in no hurry. He enjoys life and lives it like we all should. Slow down, enjoy the trees, relax and be happy.
Sloths are such interesting creatures! They live the majority of their lives in the trees, only coming down a few times per week!
Sloths are adorable, I envy their ability to chill in trees all day
They have this weirdly content look on their face and give you the feeling that everything will be alright.
They sleep a lot!
they sleep a LOT!!!! like 20 hours a day!! i looove sleep so i looove that fact 🙂
I love how the little baby sloths claw from the womb and latch onto the mums hair straight away. So cute!
I love that they have such a cute face, and that they sleep a lot, I would love to be a sloth lol.
I find it funny, but in my country sloth is called leniwiec, which literally means the lazy one;).
They are extremely slow!! 🙂
My fave fact about Sloths is that they live in trees so well they even mate while hanging from tree branches!
My favorite fact about sloths is: They move so slow and so little that moss grows on them 😀
I love that sometimes they look green because of the algae growing in their fur.
my favorite fact … my best friend failed her 5th grade essay when she chose to write about sloths 🙂 … i would love to give her this! she would love it! …oh and we were in 5th grade like 20 years ago… but it still makes us laugh!! 🙂
As someone who loves to eat, I think it’s hilarious that up to two thirds of a sloth’s body weight can be from it’s stomach!
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I love baby sloths! and I find it interesting that they are very good swimmers.
they are cute and slow
Female Sloths usually give birth to only one offspring per year
Love how they hang upside down.
I love the fact they sleep upside down for most of the day.
can maintain their grip on a tree even after death
I love them because they’re lazy, which is pretty much what i am. Sloth’s are my spirit animals. Nobody gives them crap for being lazy.
One of the 7 deadly sins! Just because they have a low metabolic rate.
My favourite thing about sloths is that they sleep nearly all the time!
They can sleep for 20hrs per day!
I think it’s fascinating that the sloth rarely moves at all spending much of its day hanging upside-down from tree limbs. Some days I’d rather sit in a tree all day too!
They sleep all the time
they only do a number 2 once a week 🙂
Three-toed sloths can turn their heads almost 360 degrees
Algae growing on their fur!
Thousands of years ago, very large sloths lived on the ground in North America. Their fossils tell us some were as large as elephants, had claws and ate leaves much like present-day sloths.
I love sloths because they are cute!
They only go to the restroom once a week! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)
Apparently sloths are competent swimmers. I never would have thought so.
The sloths dirtiness creates its own ecosystem for other life.
Sloths can give birth hanging from limbs!
This necklace is super cute!!! The actress Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) got a sloth as a present from her partner and cried! The interview is on Ellen – if you have a spare 5 minutes google it! Thanks for the chance to win this! x
Well it was that my boyfriend’s daughter likes them, but now that I’m reading all these interesting facts I’m significantly more fascinated!
Apparently sloths only go to the bathroom once a week!
I love that they’re so innocent-looking also sooo zen-spirited, they’re never in rush 🙂 calm and pretty peaceful creatures 🙂
sloths are soooo sloooooow moving that sometimes algae can grow on their backs!
I don’t know much about sloths, but I love how they move so slow!
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