Of South America
Facts about sloths
1. Really good grip, they can hold on even after death
2. Main predators are eagles, snakes and jaguars.
3. Algae grows on fur, camouflaging them green
4. Really good swimmers; clumsy on land; live in trees. Can hold their breath for 40 minutes underwater.
5. Moths, beetles, cockroaches and fungus may also grow on a sloth.
6. 3-toed sloths can turn their heads almost 360 degrees.
7. Sloths are nocturnal.
8. Claws are up to 4 inches in length.
9. Sloths may live to be 40 years old.
10. Sloths are part of a group of animals which include armadillos and anteaters.
11. Sloths have a low body temperature and cannot stand to be cold. They ONLY live in Central and South America.
12. They have short ears hidden in their fur. They do not hear well.
13. Sloths have a very good sense of smell.
14. Sloths spend most of their lives upside down. Their fur actually grows from their stomach down to the back.
15. They like to sleep in coconut palms, where they look like large coconuts.
16. Sloths move no faster than 1 foot a minute.
17. Sloths don't have front teeth for nipping off leaves. Instead, they wrap their tongue around leaves and yank them off. They chew with their back teeth.
18. It can take a month for food to digest through it's stomach.
19. During the ICE AGE, the giant ground sloth existed in North America.
The now extinct GIANT SLOTH.....
1. It lived on the ground.
2. Size of elephant.
3. Might've walked on its back legs.
20. ALL sloths have three toes on each foot, but the two toed sloth has two toes on its hand.
Sloth International Day
Sloth International Day (also known as International Sloth Day) is celebrated on October 19th of each year. It got its start three years ago in Columbia by a woman named Sarita Kendall y Tinka Plese. Sarita started Sloth International Day to teach people about these fascinating creatures and how to protect their environment.