Ground Sloth

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Ground Sloth, an extinct American sloth related to the anteater and tree sloth of today. Ground sloths disappeared some 10,000 years ago. The body was covered with long, silky hair. The ground sloth had a heavy tail, thick hind legs, and slender forelegs. It sat on its haunches and used its forelegs to reach foliage, its main source of food.


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