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    Top 5 Fun Facts About Sloths

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    Learn Fun Facts About Sloths.

    Though many people know of sloths, not many actually know very much about these strange creatures.

    Gangly and somewhat awkward-looking, sloths' bodies are perfectly suited to their lives, spent almost entirely in the branches of trees

    Sloths have very slow metabolisms for mammals of their size, and only have to use the bathroom a few times each month.

    On the ground, sloths have to clumsily drag themselves along on their bellies, using only their front arms.

    Even in the trees, sloths usually move very, very slowly and rest for long periods at a time.

    However, if they are pressed, sloths can move very quickly or, surprisingly, swim quite well.