10 Fun Facts About Sloths

#5. Hanging from trees

Hanging from trees

Sloths are arboreal creatures. They spend much of their life hanging from tree branches. Their long claws provide them a powerful grip.

#6. Weak limbs

Another reason sloths move so slowly is because of their weak hind legs and long claws. In order to move their bodies, they have to dig into the earth. Due to such extremely slow movements, when faced with a predator, their only way out is biting and clawing.

#7. Not very social

Not very social

By Sergiodelgado [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons

Contrary to popular belief, sloths only sleep for less than 10 hours a day and yet with so much time, they prefer a solo life. The only time they have company is when another sloth is sleeping in the same tree.

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