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01Oct 18

Keeping pygmy sloths afloat

Pygmy three-toed sloths swim in the warm waters off the coast of Panama. They live exclusively on a tiny island nearby. They get from one tree to another by swimming, not crawling on the ground. Swimming is faster and easier for them. A researcher is studying these sloths. She fitted…

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17Aug 17

How a sloth gets around

Have you ever seen a sloth move? Sloths are one of the slowest animals around, so how do they get around their habitats? As it turns out, sloths are actually adept at maneuvering their surroundings, and are even good swimmers. Watch these videos to learn about the lives of sloths!

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A baby sloth hangs on to its mother while she climbs through the trees.

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