SlothSam Schaffner, Hunter Hatleli and Raymond Hernandez
The sloth is the slowest mammal in the world.Ithas been around for millions of years.They arehunted by Jaguars.They eat leaves, buds andTender Shoots mainly of Cecropia.
Food Quotes“At night they eat leaves, shoots, and fruit from the treesand get almost all of their water from juicy plants.”(Aguilar &Fonseca 2008)They almost stay in the trees for everything.
Food“Tree leaves tend to be coarse and difficult to digest.”(Aguilar & Fonseca 2008)There stomachs are very weak so it is verydifficult for them to digest it proper;y
Food“The jaguar is its enemy because it hunts the sloth to eatit.”(Meritt 2006)They sloth is also hunted by many animals
Habitat"The sloth is losing its home" (Three Toed Sloth2012)Sloths are losing their homes to humansbecause we are blind to the reality that is facingus.
Habitat”Sloths live in rainforests and secondary forests in Centraland South America from Nicaragua through Venezuela,Brazil to Peru, Columbia, and in the Amazon Basin".(Three Toed Sloth 2012)This quote says everything about were sloths live and whatclimate they like.
Habitat"All sloths are built for life in treetops"(ThreeToed Sloth 2012)Sloths can only live in trees thats their naturalhabitat
Reproduction"Infant is born alert and strong, eyes open teethpresent, claws fully formed. Gripping reflexenables it to climb to mothers abdomen."(Nowak 1999)Sloths are born alert and the hang from theirmother
Reproduction"Bradypus gestation about 6 months"(Meritt 1985)A sloth pregnancy is six months long
Reproduction"May keep a close association for up to"(Eisenberg & Maliniak 1985)After two year sloths dont really have contactwith their mother
informationSloths are very interesting and also verywonderful animals. They are also in need ofhelp. There are creatures that have lived formillions of years.They are very small andmaticulit animals.
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