TITLE

Sloth

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Sloth, an extremely slow-moving mammal native to the forests of Central and South America. The sloth has a small, round head. The toes of its limbs end in strong, curved claws. Its most notable characteristic is that it spends much of its life upside down, hanging by the claws of all four of its limbs from the branches of a tree. Tiny green organisms called algae grow on the sloth's hair, giving it a greenish color and causing the animal to blend in well with its leafy surroundings.
ACCESSION #
37310179

 

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