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Their metabolism is half that of mammals of a similar size and although they are warm-blooded they keep themselves warm by basking in the sun like lizards.
The trees provide a natural protection from predators such as jaguars and eagles; its safer for sloths to remain motionless and camouflaged off the ground.
Bradypus for example have extra neck vertebrae that enable them to turn their heads through 270 degrees and become excellent, if somewhat unlikely, swimmers.
Baby sloth being potty trained at a poo pole.
To help with digesting they have a multi-chambered stomach, much like a cow, the contents of which can take up a third of their body weight.
Loss of trees means animals are forced to live on smaller areas of land that cant baraka casino bracelet price support healthy populations.
Read on for some questions and answers about sloths.