Meghan's Sloth Presentation

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I made this presentation about sloths for an English 101 course. It's really basic.

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Meghan's Sloth Presentation

  1. 1. Sloth Noun 1. Any of various slow-moving mammals (genera Bradypus and Choloepus) that inhabit tropical forests of South and Central America
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  6. 6. Where Do Sloths Live?
  7. 7. Sloths in the Media.
  8. 8. Sloths in the Media.
  9. 9. Sloths in the Media.
  10. 10. Sloths in the Media.
  11. 11. Sloths in the Media.
  12. 12. Sloths in the Media.
  13. 13. Sloth Basics • Two main types: Three toed and Two toed
  14. 14. The three-toed sloth has three toes. The two-toed sloth has two toes.
  15. 15. The three-toed sloth has three toes. The two-toed sloth has two toes. On his forelimbs only!
  16. 16. Sloth Basics • Two main types: Three toed and Two toed • Arboreal
  17. 17. Sloth Basics • Two main types: Three toed and Two toed • Arboreal • Slow
  18. 18. Algae growth on sloths’ bodies provides camouflage, which protects them from predators: Jaguars, birds, and anacondas.
  19. 19. Sloth Basics • • • • Two main types: Three toed and Two toed Arboreal Slow Sleepy
  20. 20. Sloth Basics • • • • • Two main types: Three toed and Two toed Arboreal Slow Sleepy Herbivores
  21. 21. Evolution of the Sloth Megalonyx, ancestor of the two toed sloth!
  22. 22. Evolution of the Sloth Megatherium, ancestor of the three toed sloth!
  23. 23. Closest living relative… The Anteater!
  24. 24. The Life of a Sloth Mother sloths usually have one baby per year. Newborn sloths drink their mothers milk for nutrition. Mothers carry their babies around on their bellies at all times; this provides protection, warmth, and camouflage.
  25. 25. The Life of a Sloth Baby Sloths can adventure on their own at six months old.
  26. 26. The Life of a Sloth Adult sloths are usually solitary animals. They grow to be about 23 inches long.
  27. 27. You May Not Know! Sloths are excellent swimmers!
  28. 28. You May Not Know! Sloths can retain their grip after death – sometimes for several weeks!
  29. 29. You May Not Know! Sloths are gentle and love to cuddle!
  30. 30. You May Not Know! Sloths are endangered species. Although always able to withstand natural predators, sloths are threatened by a new one: Deforestation.
  31. 31. The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica Video of baby sloth siblings being treated for mange at the sanctuary!

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