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How Much Do You Know About Sloths?

Brush up on your knowledge before Slothsgiving dinner!

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    a. Europe
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    b. Central America
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    c. South America
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    d. Asia
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    e. Both b and c
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    Sloths can be found in the tropical forests of Central & South America.

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  2. True or False: Sloths are the world's slowest mammal.

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    Yep, sloths are definitely the slowest mammal!

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    Sloths move so slow that algae grows on their fur.

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  4. True or False: Sloths can sleep up to 20 hours a day.

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    Sloths can sleep up to 20 hours a day, and even when they are awake, they're still pretty drowsy!

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    About once a week, sloths will come down from their trees to use the bathroom.

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  6. True or False: Sloths are closely related to monkeys.

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    Sloths are closely related to armadillos and anteaters!

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    Two-toed Sloth
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    Three-toed Sloth
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    Though very similar, two-toed sloths are a little bigger than their three-toed friends.

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    They have extra neck vertebrae allowing them to turn their heads 270 degrees.
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    They’re good swimmers.
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    They have no natural predators.
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    They can only climb 6 to 8 feet per minute.
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    Sloths are usually safe in their treetops, but once on the ground they're vulnerable to big cats and hawks.

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