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         Sloths:     more books (100)
  1. "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth by Eric Carle, 2007-05-10
  2. Score One for the Sloths by Helen Lester, 2003-09-29
  3. Sloth by Gilbert Hernandez, 2008-12-02
  4. The Cry of the Sloth by Sam Savage, 2009-09-01
  5. Baby Sloth (Nature Babies) by Aubrey Lang, 2004-12-20
  6. Jeffrey and Sloth by Kari-lynn Winters, 2008-03-01
  7. Sloths (Animals That Live in the Rain Forest) by Julie Guidone, 2009-01
  8. The Very Sleepy Sloth by Andrew; Tickle, Jack Murray, 2004
  9. Sloth: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities) by Wendy Wasserstein, 2005-01-07
  10. Sloth by Mark Goldblatt, 2010-05-03
  11. The High-Rise Private Eyes #5: The Case of the Sleepy Sloth (The High-Rise Private Eyes) by Cynthia Rylant, G. Brian Karas, 2002-08-01
  12. GIANT GROUND SLOTH -LIB (Prehistoric Animals) by Michael P. Goecke, 2003-01-01
  13. Giant Ground Sloth (Prehistoric Beasts) by Marc Zabludoff, 2009-09
  14. The Evolution and Ecology of Armadillos, Sloths and Vermilinguas (Portuguese Edition)

1. Toe-toed And Three-toed Sloth Page
Gives an idea of the animal's anatomy, diet, and method of locomotion. Provides an illustration of one animal. is a slowmoving mammal that lives in trees. sloths spend most of their lives hanging upside-down from tree branches;
var PUpage="76001083"; var PUprop="geocities"; Home of Two-toed and Three-toed Sloths THE SLOTH WEB SITE This page includes anything and everything related to the unusual mammals known as sloths. Living in South and Central America, these animals spend almost all of their lives hanging and walking upside down from tree branches. Facts about Sloths (Scientific
Classification, Appearance, Food, Defense,
Birth, Lifespan, Areas Inhabited, Difference
Between two-toed and three-toed sloths, etc.) Places where you can visit Sloths
(States of the U.S. and Countries of the World) Slowpoke the Sloth visits the zoo, learns
about computers, and eats at McDonald's. Sloth photographs and drawings Rescue the Sloth Game Email from other People Contact this Site 28 Links to other Web Sites The hard Sloth quiz. NEW The easier Sloth quiz. Answers to the Sloth quizzes. Free JavaScripts provided
by The JavaScript Source Some of the above facts on the sloth are from: Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Mammals, Volume 2, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1990, Sybil P. Parker, Editor. Others are from the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1998. Some of the photographs are provided by the Benac family. This site is always under construction; stories are constantly being added. Thanks for visiting ... Rob H.

2. The Midwestern US 16,000 Years Ago Search
Introduces four species believed to have inhabited the United States at the end of the last Ice Age.Category Kids and Teens School Time Animals Mammals Sloth...... 16,000 Years Ago Ground sloths. Four species of ground sloths inhabitedthe United States at the end of the last Ice Age. These were
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Ground Sloths
Four species of ground sloths inhabited the United States at the end of the last Ice Age. These were Jefferson's ground sloth ( Megalonyx jeffersonii ), Laurillard's ground sloth ( Eremotherium laurillardi ), the Shasta ground sloth ( Nothrotheriops shastensis ), and Harlan's ground sloth ( Glossotherium harlani ). Of these four only two, Jefferson's and Harlan's ground sloths, are found in the midwestern U.S. The picture above shows a reconstruction of Jefferson's ground sloth from the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History Harlan's ground sloth is reconstructed as looking quite similar to Jefferson's. Ground sloths were large relatives of the modern two-toed sloths ( Choloepus spp.) and three-toed sloths ( Bradypus spp.). Unlike modern sloths, which spend most of their time in trees, the ground sloths spent all of their time on the ground. This is fortunate because Jefferson's and Harlan's ground sloth were each about the size of an oxen. All four species of ground sloth had very large claws . However, all were herbivores. They had relatively small, blunt

3. Sloths
HOFFMAN'S TWO TOED SLOTH There are 5 different species of sloths. The sloths at the Brandwyine Zoo are Hoffman's two toed sloths. A sloth can be the size of a small dog. It weighs about 920 lb.
Choloepus hoffmanni)
There are 5 different species of sloths. The sloths at the Brandwyine Zoo are Hoffman's two toed sloths.
A sloth can be the size of a small dog. It weighs about 9-20 lb. Its length is about 21-29 in. It has a flat, short head with a snub nose and tiny ears. Its entire body is covered with grayish brown hair. Its tail is small. Its limbs are long and well developed, and it has long curved claws to hook over and grasp tree limbs. All sloths have 3 toes, even two toed sloths. A two toed sloth has 3 toes, but 2 claws. Sloths don't have any incisor teeth.
The sloth lives in tropical forests in South and Central America, especially Peru and Central Brazil.
It is the slowest animal in the world. In fact it's so slow green algae sometimes grows on its fur. You can hardly tell it from the surrounding moss and plants, and it is camouflaged from its enemies. Sloths have special hair that encourage algae.
A sloth can only have one baby at a time. The baby has to stay on the mom's back until it is old enough to take care of itself. A baby two toed sloth clings to its mother while she hangs up-side down. Sloths give birth to their babies with their stomach facing up. Sloths nearly spend all their life in the up-side down position. They eat, sleep, and mate in that position. The breeding season is in March and April and gestation last 120 days.
Sloths eat animal matter like bird eggs, nestlings and a wide variety of insects, lizards and carrion. In the zoo, they eat carrots, yams, corn on the cob, spinach, bananas, seasonal fruits, omnivore biscuits, marmoset diet and monkey biscuits.

4. ThinkQuest Library Of Entries
Lists the diet, behaviors, and physical characteristics of the animal.
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6. Sloths
sloths. There are 5 species of sloths and they all live in tropical forestsof Central and South America. sloths feed on planty material.
  • There are 5 species of sloths and they all live in tropical forests of Central and South America.
  • A young 2-toed sloth clings to its mother while she hangs in the tree.
  • Sloths feed on planty material.
  • Sloths move very slowly indeed - they sleep for about 19 hours a day, and when they do move it is only at a speed of about 2m/min.
  • Sloths are so highly adaptable that they are unable to walk normally on the ground.
  • Most of a sloths life is spent among the branches, hanging upside-down.
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7. Sloth World
Online bibliography of sloth research articles. Also includes a discussion of sloths and the people who study them.
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8. SLOTHS . ORG : A Sleepy Sloth
photograph of a sloth 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14. sloths . ORG TH E COUNTDOW N HA S BEGUN.
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Rainforest and Cloudforest lodge, located between two National Parks. Preserving Biodiversity birds, monkeys, sloths, butterflies and insects.
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10. SLOTHS . ORG : A Hairy Sloth
photograph of a hairy sloth 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14. sloths . ORG TH E COUNTDOW N HA S BEGUN.
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11. Order Xenarthra
Overview of the order of armadillos, anteaters, and sloths from the Animal Diversity Web.
The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web About us ... Glossary
Order Xenarthra
(armadillos, anteaters, and sloths)
Xenarthrans radiated in South America during the Tertiary, when that continent was isolated by sea from other continents. The group currently includes armadillos 2-toed sloths 3-toed sloths , and anteaters , placed in four families containing 29 species. These animals are mostly insectivores and herbivores of small to medium body size (up to around 60 kg). In the past, however, xenarthrans were much more diverse and numerous. They radiated into around a dozen families, including not only the groups known today, but also such animals as giant ground sloths, some of which were larger than elephants; glyptodonts, reaching 3 m in length and the most heavily armored vertebrates that ever existed; and a large number of smaller grazing and browsing forms. Several groups of xenarthrans successfully crossed the Central American land bridge to North America when it formed in the Pliocene; these included a number of kinds of ground sloths and armadillos. Only one species, however, an armadillo ( Dasypus novemcinctus ), is still alive today.

12. The Sloth - Enchanted Learning Software
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Zoom Mammals All About Sloths Sloth Quiz to Print-out BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL HABITS The sloth is a slow-moving mammal that lives in trees. Sloths spend most of their lives hanging upside-down from tree branches; they eat, sleep, mate, and give birth upside-down in the trees. They hold onto tree branches with strong, curved claws that are on each of their four feet. Male sloths are solitary, shy animals. Females sometimes congregate together. Sloths are nocturnal ; they are most active at night and sleep all day. SLOTH ANATOMY Sloths have a thick brown (and slightly-greenish) fur coat. Sloths are about the size of a cat (roughly 2 feet = 61 cm long). They have a short, flat head, big eyes, a short snout, a short or non-existent tail, long legs, and tiny ears. Sturdy, curved claws are on each foot; they use these claws to hang from trees. Some sloths have colonies of green algae encrusting their fur, both adding to the camouflage effect and providing some nutrients to the sloths, who lick the algae.

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14. Sloth Printout-
Anatomy sloths have a thick brown (and slightlygreenish) fur coatand are about the size of a cat (roughly 2 feet = 61 cm long).
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The Sloth is a slow-moving, nocturnal mammal that spends its entire life hanging upside-down in trees. This arboreal (tree-living) mammal is found in the tropical rain forests of South and Central America. The sloth is nocturnal (most active at night), and it sleeps about 15 hours each day. Anatomy : Sloths have a thick brown (and slightly-greenish) fur coat and are about the size of a cat (roughly 2 feet = 61 cm long). They have a short, flat head, big eyes, a short snout, a short or non-existent tail, long legs, and tiny ears. Many sloths have colonies of green algae encrusting their fur, camouflaging the sloth in its forest environment. Behavior : The sloth is an herbivore (a plant-eater) that eats at night. It eats leaves, tender young shoots, and fruit. Predators : The jaguar and harpy eagle are the main predators of sloths. The sloth's main defense against predators is to claw and nip at an attacker. A camouflaged coat and slow movement make sloths hard to see among the leaves.

15. Mammal Directory: Sloths
sloths. Two 1500. These sloths tend to be active at night, changingtrees frequently and moving rather long distances in one night.
Two-Toed, Choloepus hoffmanni
Three-Toed, Bradypus variegatus
by Jacalyn Giacalone, Ph.D.
Other than howler monkeys, not many mammal species on BCI can live and flourish on a steady diet of tree leaves, but sloths do very well on this food source, provided they are the right kinds of leaves. Tree leaves tend to be coarse and difficult to digest, full of tough cellulose and protected by toxic chemicals produced by trees to ward off their predators. In this war between plants and the animals that would eat them, sloths have succeeded through adaptations that enable them to be leaf-eaters, or folivores. Furthermore, they do their leaf-eating on the crowns of mature trees, only infrequently coming down to the ground, so they are called arboreal folivores. The story of their adaptation to the canopy of the forest and to leafy food supplies is an unusual one.
Sloths have long, shaggy fur that they groom carefully
every day. The mother sloth (facing to the left) was clinging
to a tree trunk and carrying a baby near her neck (see the small face?).

People used to think that sloths eat only one species of tree leaf, but as a population they feed on a great assortment of trees, using at least 25 tree species on BCI. However, each sloth family has its own few favorite tree species which are found within a small home area, and which are different from the preferences of their neighbors. Mother sloths appear to pass along their food preferences and their knowledge of the home area during a long period when they carry their young around their area. Sloths seem to have a matrilineal (transmitted through the mother) inheritance of home ranges and food preferences.

16. Family: Megalonychidae
General information and anatomy of the two toed sloth.Category Science Biology Chordata Mammalia Xenarthra sloths......Megalonychidae. twotoed sloths. Two-toed sloths are found in CentralAmerica, throughout northern South America and in the Amazon basin.
The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web About us ... Glossary
two-toed sloths
This family contains 2 species placed in a single genus, Choloepus . Two-toed sloths are found in Central America, throughout northern South America and in the Amazon basin. Two toed sloths are medium-sized animals, with a body slightly more than half a meter in length and weight up to around 9 kg. They are covered with long, usually pale gray-brown fur (paler on the head) that takes on a greenish hue due to symbiotic algae living on the hairs. Under the coarse outer fur, the pelage grades into a layer of finer, shorter underfur. External ears are much reduced in size. The forelimbs and hindlimbs are long, with the forelimbs somewhat longer than the hindlimbs (but the difference is not as extreme as it is in three-toed sloths, Bradypodidae ). The forelimbs end in two large, curved claws ; these are attached to digits that are enclosed in a web of skin (syndactylous). The hindlimbs have three claws and are also syndactylous. The tail is small or absent. The skulls of these sloths are relatively short. The

17. Family: Bradypodidae
General information and anatomy of the three toed sloth.Category Science Biology Chordata Mammalia Xenarthra sloths......Bradypodidae. three toed sloths. This family Brazil. Threetoed slothsweigh 3 - 5 kg; their bodies run around 0.5 m in length. They
The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web About us ... Glossary
three toed sloths
This family includes 3 Recent species in one genus, Bradypus. It is distributed through Central and South America, south to southern Brazil. Three-toed sloths weigh 3 - 5 kg; their bodies run around 0.5 m in length. They are covered with dense, long, shaggy fur made up of thick hairs with longitudinal grooves. Beneath the overfur is short underfur of finer texture. Some have unusually long neck hairs, which form a mane. Individual hairs are directed so that they point towards the ground when the animal hangs beneath a branch, perhaps helping it shed rain. Three-toed sloths are mostly tan or yellow-brown in color (with some contrasting markings on the face and mane), and the grooves in the individual hairs contain algal cells that give the coat a greenish cast. Bradypodids have a short and very stout tail. The forearms of three-toed sloths are longer than the hind limbs. Fore and hind feet have three enlarged, hook-like claws . The claws are separate, but the digits to which they attach are syndactylous.

18. Sloths
Giant sloths. 10,000 years bushes. The largest of these ground slothswas Megatherium which grew to the size of a modern elephant. Like
Giant Sloths
10,000 years ago humans had reached the very southern tip of South America, where in present day Chilean Patagonia they shared a cavern with the giant sloth whose bones Charles Darwin discovered in the 1830's. The word is still not in as to which of the creatures portrayed here is the giant sloth. Seven thousand years later the giant sloth and most other large animal species in the Americas were extinct, but the first beginnings of complex human societies were taking shape, around 3000 BCE. Many of the large mammals (e.g., the mammoth, the saber-tooth tiger) that inhabited the Americas, some even after the end of the last ice age, became extinct, in an episode known as the late Pleistocene die off. Significant climatic change is most often cited as the reason but some anthropologists argue that the entrance of humans, first on to the North American plains east of the Canadian Rockies, then southward, could have had a dramatic impact, out of all proportions to their numbers, on the big animals at the top of the food chain. The giant ground sloth was one of the enormous creatures that thrived during the ice ages. Looking a little bit like an oversized hamster it probably fed on leaves found on the lower branches of trees or bushes.

19. Edentates: Anteaters, Armadillos & Sloths (GeoZoo)
Edentates (Order Xenarthra). Anteaters, Armadillos sloths. MammalsRSVP. Dental Formula (see Mammal Teeth). 0Many! Anteaters, armadillos
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20. Brown Throated Three-toed Sloth
sloths are known to sleep or rest up to twenty hours a day (Bebee 1926). sloths andother members of their order were among the first mammals of South America.
San Francisco State University
Department of Geography
Geography 316: Biogeography The Biogeography of the Brown-throated Three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
By: Christine Chan, student in Geography 316, Fall 1999
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order : Endentata = Xenarthra
or Suborder: Xenarthra
Family: Bradypodidae
Genus: Bradypus
Species: Bradypus variegatus
Description of Species The brown-throated three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus) can be identified and distinguished from other members of its genus by the brown color of its fur on the sides of its face and throat, prominent dark brown forehead, suborbital stripe outlining the ocular area of the face and shorter mandibular spout (Wetzel and Koch 1973; Wetzel and Avila-Pires 1980). Listed below is the average size and weight of an adult Bradypus variegatus (the geographic range of animals studied is from Nicaragua to Brazil), (Wetzel and Koch 1973; Wetzel and Avila-Pires 1980): Habitat Bradypus variegatus prefers trees with large crowns and selects them based on the amount of time the crowns are exposed to sun (Montgomery and Sunquist 1978). This behavior is related to its variable body temperature in which the genus Bradypus thermoregulates its body by moving into the trees when its hot and increasing its exposure to the sun when its cold (Montgomery and Sunquist 1978). It favors lower elevation humid forest conditions and is strictly arboreal. On occasion, Bradypus variegatus does leave the trees and crawls along the forest floor or swims in the flooded forest to find other trees for food. It has difficulty crawling but swims well ( Rodrigues; Britton 1941; Worman 1946; Tirler 1966), although it has never been known to dive into the water. Little change in climatic conditions and high light intensity are both factors that restrict Bradypus variegatus to this particular habitat.

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