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15 Interesting True Facts About Sloths

What's the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear "Sloth". Don't worry we were also thinking it too... Slow. Just so slow! Also we were thinking about Dash in Zootopia. 

Well, here are some more interesting fun facts about sloths you may have not known.

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    Sloths are clumsy on land but are great swimmers.

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    Sloths are arboreal animals, so they spend most of their time in trees.

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    Sloths only urinate/defecate once a week.

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    Algae grow on their fur, which camouflages them green.

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    Sloths are nocturnal animals.

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    Sloths diets consist mostly of leaves which gives them minimal energy and nutrition.

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    Contrary to their reputation, sloths only sleep about 10 hours a day.

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    Sloths defecate and urinate at the same place every time and because of this they are vulnerable to predators.

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  • 9

    Three-toed sloths can turn their heads almost 360 degrees.

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    Sloths’ primary predators include eagles, snakes, and jaguars.

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  • 11

    Sloths can retain their grip after death.

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    Sloths have up to four-inch-long claws used to hold onto tree branches.

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  • 13

    Sloths are solitary creatures who only gather to mate.

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  • 14

    Female sloths are normally pregnant for seven to 10 months and will only give birth to one baby.

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  • 15

    Sloths can live up to 40 years old.

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