Sloths are amazing creatures, in fact, they are my favorite (beside dogs.)These animals are tree-dwellers in Central and South America. Sloths sleep 20 hours a day. They are often mistaken as monkeys with their shaggy fur and long arms. Sloths barely move at all, and unlike a tortoise he moves so slow algae actually grows on his fur!
Sloths are mostly identified by the number of claws on there front feet; 2 or 3. They are mammals and live usually at least 10 years. They are herbivores which means they eat only plants. Talk about vegetarians.
Guess what?! They only use the bathroom once a week, descending from their home in the trees and digging their claws in the dirt. If caught by predator Sloths activate slugger mode, they slash their claws, hiss, shriek, and bite fiercely
One thing I have always found interesting is that sloths may be very slow and I mean slow, like really slow, really really slow. But in the water they are not slow they are actually quite fast. Supprising right? If you want to see a video click the video below. I hope you think sloths are as amazing as I do.