It's a good thing sloths don't have to go to school. They'd never make it on time. These drowsy tree-dwellers sleep up to 20 hours a day! And even when they are awake, they barely move at all. In fact, they're so incredibly sluggish, algae actually grows on their fur.
Sloths live in the tropical forests of Central and South America. With their long arms and shaggy fur, they resemble monkeys, but they are actually related to armadillos and anteaters. They can be 2 to 2.5 feet (0.6 to 0.8 meters) long and, depending on species, weigh from 8 to 17 pounds (3.6 to 7.7 kilograms).
There are two main species of sloth, identified by whether they have two or three claws on their front feet. The two species are quite similar in appearance, with roundish heads, sad-looking eyes, tiny ears, and stubby tails. Two-toed sloths are slightly bigger and tend to spend more time hanging upside-down than their three-toed cousins, who will often sit upright in the fork of a tree branch. Three-toed sloths have facial coloring that makes them look like they're always smiling. They also have two extra neck vertebrae that allow them to turn their heads almost all the way around!
Slow down and take a break in honor of the internet’s favorite animal.
Friday, October 20, is International Sloth Day: A day to celebrate everything there is to do with the long-legged, furry-faced creatures that have captured the hearts of both nature and meme lovers alike.
Sloths, besides being irresistibly cute and famously slow, They love to take selfies with hikers. And they’re one of the best animals find hilarious videos and GIFs of on the internet.
So, it’s natural to want to go and see these slow-moving and majestic creatures up close and personal on their very special day. Luckily, there are many places in the United States and around the world where travelers can hang with a sloth.
Daniel Johnson's Monkey & Sloth Hangout is a quaint animal park sanctuary in French Cay, Roatan is one of the places where sloths like to hangout
So join us in adventure of making friends with sloths at Roatan snorkeling tours
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