Thursday, 19 August 2010

Living the Sloth Life

A sloth's diet consist almost entirely of leaves, which yield very little energy. Hence, they have an extremely slow metabolic rate and move only when required (they also are the slowest mammals in the world) in order to use their energy economically. Sloths spend their lives hanging upside down tree branches and come to the ground only once a week to defecate, and when in search of a mate.
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