The Extinct Ground Sloth
By Kaitlyn Marmouget
Megatherium Americanum is the scientific name for ground sloth. Megatherium Americanum is Greek.
Locomotion-How Did It Move?
The ground sloth walked on its hind legs to travel place to place.
Diet & Size
The ground sloth would eat plants (herbivore). They weighed about 4 tons and were about 20 feet long.
Habitat & Range
They liked to live in the woodland or grassy areas. They specifically lived in the South American region and adapted to the dry and hot environment.
Enemies & Defense Mechanisms
Their predators were the giant cat smilodon and dire wolves. The ground sloths would protect themselves by using their sharp claws.
The definition of Mass Extinction is when a whole species dies in a short time period.