Fun Sloth Facts


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

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

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

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