International Sloth Day

Folivora Extraordinaire!

Sloths are the shaggy-haired tree crawlers found high in the canopy of tropical rainforests in Central and South America.
These adorable mammals often eat, sleep, and mate upside down!  They can even give birth while inverted!
While sloths are one of the slowest animals, they are among the smartest creatures on the planet.
These lovable friends are often mistaken for primates or marsupials due to a number of similarities.
Sloths are actually xenarthran mammals of the suborder Folivora.
They live high in trees and eat buds, leaves, twigs, and occasionally fruits and insects.
Sloths have evolved with an extremely low metabolism that requires a very low caloric intake.

Sloths are sleepy animals that are inactive for about fifteen hours per day.

They move extremely slow to avoid being detected by predators and to conserve energy.

Sloths are solitary animals that will avoid human contact.

They may look soft and cuddly but keep your distance! If provoked, they can be dangerous.


International Sloth Day

October 20, 2023
Remember to be Conservation Minded

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