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Sloth (Bradypodidae)

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Sloth (Bradypodidae)


Sloths are medium-sized mammals known for their slow movement. They have a unique appearance with a short, flat head, big eyes, a snub nose, long legs, and a small tail. Their fur is long and coarse, often hosting symbiotic algae, which gives them a greenish tint that aids in camouflage.


Sloths are found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America.


They spend most of their lives hanging upside down from trees in the dense tropical rainforests.


Known for their slow movements, sloths spend much of their time sleeping and eating in the trees. They are excellent swimmers but move very slowly on the ground.


Their diet mainly consists of leaves, twigs, and buds. Due to their slow metabolism, sloths have a very low energy diet and move slowly.


Sloths give birth to one baby per year, which clings to its mother's fur and is dependent on her for food and protection.


Deforestation and habitat destruction are the primary threats to sloth populations. They are also often victims of the pet trade and road accidents.

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