Fun Fact October 27, 2020.
27 October 2020
Today we’re going to slow down, way down, and learn about the sloth. According to World Wild Life dot org There are two different types of sloths; the two-toed and three-toed. There are six species of sloth; Pygmy three-toed sloth. The Maned sloth. The Pale-throated sloth. The Brown-throated sloth. The Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth and Hoffman’s two-toed sloth. Sloths are sluggish critters that live in the trees of tropical rain forests of Central and South America. They move through the canopy at a rate of about 40 yards per day, munching on leaves, twigs and buds. Sloths have a very low metabolic rate and spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping. Believe it or not, the long-armed animals are excellent swimmers. They occasionally drop from their treetop perches into the water. For the most part sloths spend a majority of their time up in the canopy, coming down only one time per week to relieve themselves. The trees provide a natural protection from predators such as jaguars and eagles; it’s safer for sloths to remain motionless and camouflaged off the ground. They will, however, venture down on rare occasions to find more food or a mate.