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Sloths

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Sofia Mendoza

on 14 May 2013

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Sloths By: Sofia Mendoza Interesting facts Giant Ground Sloth Megalonyx Megatherium Thank you for your time!!! Video 2 main families of sloths Fast facts Amazon Rainforest Food Web Colour: shades of grey, brown,
black and white Two-toed sloths - They are are clumsy on land , but really good swimmers!!! - Algae grows on their fur, making them look green Three-toed sloth in rainforest
Costa Rica - They were about 8 to 10 feet long, and
could weigh up to 800 pounds.
- Fossils were found in Alaska and Yukon - Prehistoric sloth Any questions? Life in the Tropical Rainforest In general, sloths eat fruit, leaves, flowers, young twigs, and some eat bugs. Three-toed sloths - Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth
- Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth
- Maned Three-Toed Sloth
- Pale-Throated Three-Toed Sloth - Southern Two-Toed Sloth
- Hoffman's Two-Toed Sloth Size: 50-90cm Weight: can vary from 2.3 to 10.5 kg Type: mammal Diet: Omnivore - They are the world's slowest mammal - They sleep from 15 to 20 hours every day Life Span: 25-40 years Predators: Eagles, Snakes, Jaguar - They spend most if their lives hanging upside down - Three-toed sloths have extra neck vertebrae that allows them to turn their heads 270 degrees - Dead sloths have even been known
to remain clinging to a tree limb - It can sometimes take them up to a month
to digest a meal - They mainly leave their tree to urinate - Distant relative of today’s modern two-
and three-fingered sloths - Lived from 35 million years ago until 11,000 years ago, around the last Ice Age - They were seven meters tall, and could weigh
up to seven tons! - Fossils found throughout North America
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