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    Rainforest homework   sloth Rainforest homework sloth Presentation Transcript

    • Animals of the Rainforest There are many animals in the rainforest. I chose the Sloth
    • Sloth There are five species of Sloth divided into 2 genera and they are only found in tropical forest regions of the New World – which we know as the Americas.
    • What do they look like? Sloth have long and strong limbs with claw-like toes shaped into hooks sometimes you may see a green sheen on their fur, this is an algae that lives on the hairs and gives the sloth better camouflage
    • Sloth are also good swimmers Sloth are arboreal which means they live in trees But most of their time is spent in trees this three-toed sloth is crossing the Tiputini river in Ecuador which eventually flows into the Amazon
    • Studies show that Sloth may sleep for ten hours a day Sloth are folivores which means they mostly eat buds, shoots, and leaves.
    • How do they survive? - Food Leaves are not very nutritious so Sloth have large slow acting stomachs with bacteria that help to break down the leaves. This can take a month or more. Leaves provide little energy so sloth deal with this by having very low metabolic rates and low body temperatures when active and even lower when resting
    • How do they survive? - Predators Sloth have claws to defend themselves from predators which are jaguars, the harpy eagle, and humans Sloth blend into the trees and move slowly so do not attract attention.
    • Hooray for the Sloth The end.