Kayla staffeldt Period 2 5/16
Sloths live most of their lives in trees in rain forests and other types of forests.
Sloths, although mainly nocturnal, may be active day or night but spend only about 10 present of their time moving at all.
Algae that grow on the hair impart a greenish color to coat, which blends in with the foliage, but the algae are also eaten by the sloths. They also have no tail.
Most sloths are herbivores, but some types are omnivores. The herbivores mostly eat leaves and fruit. The omnivores will eat leaves and fruit plus insects and reptiles.
Reproduction is seasonal in the brown- and pale- throated species; maned sloth may breed throughout the year.
According to the conserve nature, some of the adaptions of the sloth are long arms, curved claws, and slow metabolism. These adaptions help the sloth to not only survive, but thrive in its habitat.
Depending on the species, sloths can live from 12 to 40 years.