Here at Babble Pets we always show you lots of cute animals. That’s lovely and everything, but I was feeling a little bad for the less cute animals. So, I decided to give some attention to the sloth. Yes, the sloth. They are not beautiful or cute (no, stop, they are not), and in some cases they look a little deranged (you’ll see).
There is a lot you should know about the sloth. You can read most of it on this Wikipedia page, but I’ll tell you the important stuff now so the suspense doesn’t kill you. First, as usual, this is an animal that has a Facebook page and more followers than I do. You know how I feel about that! Why does a sloth have 60 thousand followers!? Secondly, there are six species of sloth (yeah, I don’t know why either) and they are all painfully slow. One species moves at the top speed of 6.5 feet per minute. That is, however, about the twice the speed my children move when we are in a hurry to leave the house.
Before I show you the pictures, I will leave you with one example of behavior that is either lazy, crazy, or both. For further examples, you’ll have to go read the Wikipedia page (don’t make a face, learning is good for you). Anyway, sloths pretty much do nothing but hang from trees. When they have babies, the babies hang onto their mothers. Sometimes a baby sloth will fall to the ground and ultimately die. They don’t die from the fall, they die because the mother sloth can’t go to the trouble to climb down the tree and get the baby, thus leaving them helpless. What is that?!?!
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