Interesting Facts About Sloth
- Sloths are tropical mammals that live in Central and South America.
- Toes look more like big hooked claws in appearance.
- They use their long claws to hang onto branches while they feast on the leaves that other animals can’t reach. They can retain their grip after death.
- Their long claws — 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters) — make walking on the ground difficult, so they spend most of their time in the tall trees they call home.
- Claws are our only natural defence of Sloths.
- Their Our main predators are jaguars, snakes, and eagles.
- There are two categories of sloths. The two-toed sloth is slightly bigger than the three-toed sloth, though they share many of the same features.
- Thousands of years ago, sloths were much bigger, according to the San Diego Zoo. Ancient sloths could grow to be as large as an elephant.
- Sloths mate in trees and give birth to their young in trees. Courting starts when a female yells a mating scream to let the males in the area know she is ready to mate. Males will fight for her by hanging from branches by their feet and pawing at each other. The victor wins the prize of mating with the female.
- Sloths can swim relatively well, and their fur coats enable swift passage through water.
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