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member of the order Edentata of anteaters. A shaggy-haired, multicolored arboreal animal remarkable for its immobility and slowness of movement when it does move. It spends much time hanging by its paws in a belly-up, face-up position. There are several genera including the three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) and the two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus).
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It ended on the coast of Patagonia, whither we had gone to shoot the great Sloth, known to be the largest of animals, though we found his size to have been under-estimated.
If Buffon had known of the gigantic sloth and armadillo-like animals, and of the lost Pachydermata, he might have said with a greater semblance of truth that the creative force in America had lost its power, rather than that it had never possessed great vigour.
As to ourselves, we all know the speed produced by the employment of steam; we have experienced it either on railroads, or in boats when crossing the sea; but such a flight is like the travelling of a sloth in comparison with the velocity with which light moves.
As for your dislike of it, excuse my saying so, that's simply our Russian sloth and old serf-owner's ways, and I'm convinced that in you it's a temporary error and will pass.
And if I let a gust of wind or a sprinkling of rain turn me aside from these easy tasks, what preparation would such sloth be for the future I propose to myself?
A UNIVERSITY researcher living a Lara Croft-like existence in the snake-infested rainforest of Costa Rica has made major advances in her bid to unlock the secret lives of sloths.
Why three-toed sloths go to the trouble to clamber down to the forest floor to scrape out a latrine depression about once every eight days has been just one of many questions about their lives.
2) Which of the following is NOT a risk sloths face as Costa Rica's human population grows?
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found how sloths evolved their unique neck skeleton.
B) All sloths spend about the same amount of time asleep.
And so while the blue ``Sonic Scenery'' headset booth now set up in the museum's lobby will disappear come May, the concept of dinosaurs and sloths grooving to urban beats won't go extinct with it.
They include a canary from Germany in 1965, jaguars and sloths from Brazil in 1968, two black bears in 1970 and two giant turtles from the Seychelles in 1972.