Sloth

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Habitat

Sloths live most of their lives in trees in rain forests and other types of forests.

movement

Sloths, although mainly nocturnal, may be active day or night but spend only about 10 present of their time moving at all.
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Body covering

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.
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Diet

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.
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Reproduction

Reproduction is seasonal in the brown- and pale- throated species; maned sloth may breed throughout the year.
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Adaptions

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.
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Other info

Depending on the species, sloths can live from 12 to 40 years.
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Work Cited

"sloth". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2016. Web. 16 May. 2016 <http://www.britannica.com/animal/sloth>.