Baby Sloths

These are just ridiculously cute, I had to put them in. The sloth counterpart of Marilyn Manson appears at the end.

A few interesting facts about sloths (edited from Wikipedia):

  • Look at your forearm. Your hair grows towards your hand. In most mammals hair grows towards their extremities. In sloths, hair grows in the opposite direction.
  • Sloth metabolic rate is very slow, their body temperature is as low as 30C, and they move very slowly and only when necessary. Which makes them perfectly suited for government jobs
  • Because of their low metabolic rate, they only go to the bathroom once a week.
  • Almost all mammals have seven cervical vertebrae (neck vertebrae). This has nothing to do with neck length: both a giraffe and the narrator at the Rocky Horror Picture Show have seven neck vertebrae. Two-toed sloths have only six cervical vertebrae, and three-toed sloths have nine cervical vertebrae

Meet the sloths from Amphibian Avenger on Vimeo.

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