You might want to sit down for this revelation – sloths are one of the cutest animals in the world! Yes, that’s right. When you hear the word sloth, you might get sluggy feelings but looking at a sloth will turn it around. Here are some of the most amazing facts about sloths you probably didn’t know but won’t regret finding out!
- Sloths love water and are great swimmers.
- Sloths are extremely flexible and can turn around their heads for almost 360 degrees.
- Sloths have slow digestion and normally take a week to pass a single bowel movement, sometimes even a month. Their diet mainly consists of greens ( leaves).
- Oh by the way, sloths can fart!
- Sloths have a strong grip and can sustain the grip even after death.
- A downfall could be that sloths are one of the slowest animals out there although I think it’s kind of cute.
- Their average speed is 2 m/s and the maximum they can go is 4 m/s.
- They love sleeping, almost 20 hours a day.
- They are normally harmless.
- They were once huge creatures. Giant ground sloth is an ancient relative and armadillo is a close one.
- They are almost invisible and do not stink. You cannot spot them so easily.
- These tiny creatures cannot survive outside a tropical environment.
Watch this short video of sloths being absolute sloths. Next time you see one, don’t forget to adore it!