Sloth - Wikipedia

Sloth, related to slow, literally means "laziness," and their common names in several other languages (e.g. French: paresseux, Spanish: perezoso) also mean "lazy" or similar. Their slowness permits their low-energy diet of leaves and avoids detection by predatory hawks and cats that hunt by sight. [3]

Sloth | Definition, Habitat, Diet, Pictures, & Facts | Britannica

Sloth, tree-dwelling mammal noted for its slowness of movement. All six living species are limited to the lowland tropical forests of South and Central America. They can be found in the forest canopy sunning, resting, or feeding on leaves. Sloths are classified with anteaters and armadillos in the magnorder Xenarthra.

Sloth - National Geographic Kids

Weight: 8.75 pounds. Sloths live in the tropical forests of Central and South America. With their long arms and shaggy fur, they resemble monkeys, but they are actually related to armadillos and anteaters. They can be 2 to 2.5 feet (0.6 to 0.8 meters) long and, depending on species, weigh from 8 to 17 pounds (3.6 to 7.7 kilograms). There are ...

Top 10 incredible facts about the sloth

Top 10 incredible facts about the sloth. Originally named after one of the Seven Deadly Sins, it’s no surprise that sloths have been labelled as the worlds laziest animals for decades. In fact, when sloths were first described in the scientific literature in 1749 they were labelled as “the lowest form of existence”!

Sloth | Species | WWF - World Wildlife Fund

Facts. Sloths—the sluggish tree-dwellers of Central and South America—spend their lives in the tropical rain forests. They move through the canopy at a rate of about 40 yards per day, munching on leaves, twigs and buds. Sloths have an exceptionally low metabolic rate and spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping.


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