Who doesn’t love a sloth? Two main types of sloth are identified by having two or three claws on their front feet. These mysterious animals sleep in the trees for up to 20 hours a day, and even when they are awake they barely move at all. They are so slow that algae actually grows on their fur. We wonder who is the laziest…..a sloth or a koala!
Oh and sloths only come down from the trees to poop. They dig a little hole and drop poop that is a third of their body weight in one go!
Did you know that without sloths there would be no avocados? Yep. The extinct giant sloths were some of the only mammals that had digestive systems large enough to process the huge avocado seed whole. They eat the fruit and then dispersed the seeds far and wide.