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Sloth

Sloths are mammals classified in the families Megalonychidae (two-toed sloths) and Bradypodidae (three-toed sloths). There are six extant species of sloths. They are named after the capital sin of sloth because they seem slow and lazy at first glance; however, their usual idleness is due to metabolic adaptations for conserving energy. Aside from their surprising bursts of speed during emergency flights from predators, other notable traits of sloths include their strong body, the ability to swim, and the fact that they host symbiotic algae on their fur.

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A Happy Sloth!

Celebrate International Sloth Day on October 20th!

Contributed by Brittany Jones

This super cute video from Animal Planet is about a day in the life of baby sloth in a zoo or other type of captivity. Interesting fact: A sloth's metabolism is so slow, that they have to constantly eat to get the nutrients it needs to survive. Because of such slow digestion, they only excrete waste once a week.

Contributed by Christina A. Zito

Who thought siblings could be so close

Contributed by Hallie Woronowski

The best way to expand your knowledge about sloths!

Contributed by Deadlyy Julees

All of these facts are true, but it's put into a way that's funny and easy to remember!

Contributed by Rachel Stone

Tiny Baby Sloth gets the Onesie Treatment

Contributed by Jazmin Luna

Kirsten Bell is so adorable. Hardly anyone thinks these animals are cute but she does and that's what makes her even cuter.

Contributed by Avalon Rose

Who said sloth's aren't cute

Contributed by Amira Nyström

I was first introduced to sloths by the animated movie, Ice Age. Sid the Sloth is awesome! He has a dance... Check out The Sid Shuffle :)

Contributed by Atrice Alexis

I was first introduced to sloths by the animated movie, Ice Age. Sid the Sloth is awesome! He has a dance... Check out The Sid Shuffle :)

Contributed by Atrice Alexis

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