Facts About Three-Toed Sloths

Facts you probably did not know about sloths

First source

Sloths don't sleep 15-20 hours average but a little over 9 and 1/2 hours on an average day. Sloths only get off their tree once a week just to go to the bathroom. Sloths can almost turn their head 360 degrees (which is almost a complete rotation).

Second source

Dead sloths can maintain grip to suspend on a branch after their death. Sloths are clumsy on land but are very good swimmers (on some occasions sloths will drop out of a tree and in to the water). The sloth is related to an anteaters and armadillos.

Third Source

Sloths are 18-23 inches long and 8-10 pounds when fully mature. When 9 months old they will have to be dependent on themselves. Sloths are endangered because of lose of habitat.


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