Fun Sloth Facts

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1. Sloths digestive system is so slow it takes 30 days to digest one leaf.
2. It takes about 30 days for a sloth to digest one leaf.
3. The pangolin is an animal with an armadillo's scales, a sloth's claws, and a skunk's spray.
4. Sloths can swim 3 times faster than they can move on land — They can also hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.
5. 12% of a sloth’s energy is used to climb up and down trees to go to the lavatory.

6. Sloths can starve to death with a full stomach.
7. A group of bears is called a sleuth or sloth.
8. Sometimes, sloths will remain hanging from branches after death, held in place by their claws.
9. More than half of sloth deaths occur on their once a week trip to poop.
10. Females sloths broadcast their readiness to mate with a high-pitched scream.

11. Sloths can eat sleep, mate and even give birth upside down!
12. Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
13. The sloth moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!
14. A single sloth can be home to 980 different beetles.
15. The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.

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