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Sloth Evolution

This was for a project for Biology and is not completely factual.

Darren Huang

on 7 January 2014

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By: Darren and Will S. Sloth Evolution Sloth Information! 5 Million Years 5 Million Years 100 Million Years 100 Million Years 200 Million Years 200 Million Years -Sloths live in the rainforests of South America where it is very moist and where there is a large area of trees. 5 million years has passed, the sloth habitat has
turned into a dry forest. The new name for the 3
toed sloth is the burrowing sloth. The scientific
name is Burrovica Folivora. the symbiotic relationship is with algae. it is
mutualism because the algae gets to grow and the
sloth gets camoflage. the behavioral adaptations are
it eats grass because the leaves are scarce, its
nocturnal to watch for predators, and it is lazy to
conserve evergy. the physical adaptaions are brown
fur for camoflage, sharp claws to burrow, and an extra thumb to walk. The sloth reproduces sexually. Habitat: In 100 million years the sloth habitat has been restored to a rain forest. The area is very wet and humid, with plenty of plants. Behavioral Adaptations:
eat fruit and leaves for more energy
more active
nocturnal In 200 million years the world is now one large continent and one global ocean. Due to the shifting of habitats from the forest to the ocean the sloth is now known as an aqua sloth(Aquosal Folivora). the sloths have changed their habitat to the edge of the ocean in the forests on the coast. Locomotion: The aqua sloths moves by propelling themselves through the water with their arms and legs. -Sloths move by slowly crawling along tree branches while hanging upside down. Sloths generally cannot walk on the ground. When sloths are on the ground they lay on their stomachs and pull their bodies with their arms. -Sloths have a symbiotic relationship with algae. The relationship between sloths and algae is mutualism. The sloth provides a spot for the algae to grow and the algae provides camouflage for the sloth. -Behavioral Adaptations
-Sleep a lot to get energy
-Slow movements to avoid predators
-They are lazy because of their low energy diet Physical Adaptations
long limbs- better for moving around in the trees
clawed hands- provide grip for hanging
strong stomach- used to digest tough cellulose Body Description
long arms
brown fur
flat teeth
clawed hands
short snout Reproduction: Sloths have sexual reproduction and give birth to live young. Social Structure: Sloths generally stay alone body description- the sloth has more claws, more
brown color.

locomotion- the sloth climbs with its arms and
legs. Symbiotic Relationships: The sloth has a mutualistic relationship with algae. The sloth provides a surface for algae to grow and the algae provides camo for the sloth. Locomotion: The sloths move around mostly in the trees by moving along the branches with their long claws. Physical Adaptations:
thumbs give them the ability to walk better on land
longer claws for better grip on the trees
strong digestive system to digest leaves for nutrients In 100 million years the sloth has returned to its natural habitat and is known as the sloth (Folivora) again. physical adaptations:
- webbed feet to swim
- shorter hair for dynamics
- larger lung capacity

behavioral adaptations:
- swim in shallow water for safety
- eat water organisms for food
- travel in packs for protection Reproduction: They have sexual reproduction and give birth to live young. Symbiotic Relationships: The aqua sloths have a mutualistic relationship with pilot fish. The aqua sloths go into the ocean and the fish feed on the algae and the aqua sloths get cleaned. Reproduction: Sexual Reproduction. Give birth to live young Social Structure: Stay with family The End! :D
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