Monday, January 18, 2016

Three-Toed Sloth

The Three-Toed Sloth is one of those animals that demand your attention simply because they are so darn cute and irresistible. They are also the slowest mammals on planet Earth believe it or not. So slow that algae will sometimes grow on their fur providing them with additional camouflage to avoid being spotted by predators.

Three Toes Sloth 2016

They use their long claws to hang onto branches while they feast on the leaves that other animals can't reach. Unfortunately for the sloth, their long claws — 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters) — make walking on the ground difficult, so they spend most of their time in the tall trees they call home, and they sleep upwards to 15-20 hours a day, so you have to have a good eye to even notice them.

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