Sloths have been around for 64 million years — here’s how they use their slow motion to their advantage

November 14, 2017
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Sloths are known for how slowly they move, but their slow speed isn’t just a funny quality they have— it’s part of why their species has survived for 64 million years. Following is the text of the video.

Three-toed sloths are the slowest mammals on Earth, but you shouldn’t assume they’re just lazy. Sloths are slow for a reason… survival!

They’ve been on Earth for 64 million years. For comparison, modern humans have been around for 200,000 years. This slow behavior means they don’t expend much energy. So, they don’t need to eat a lot. A sloth can take up to 50 …read more

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