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sloth

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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The night was absolutely still save for the roaring of the Sloths in the distance.
The relationship, though distant, between the Macrauchenia and the Guanaco, between the Toxodon and the Capybara, -- the closer relationship between the many extinct Edentata and the living sloths, ant-eaters, and armadillos, now so eminently characteristic of South American zoology, -- and the still closer relationship between the fossil and living species of Ctenomys and Hydrochaerus, are most interesting facts.
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?
The fight between a tiger and a sloth bear was captured by Akshay Kumar, chief naturalist at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge, when he was leading a safari with tourists.
Tenders are invited for Construction of bt renewal coat over existing bt internal roads from sambar enclosure to sloth bear in svzp tpt
One commenter called the sloth the 'DMV spirit animal.
In this episode, keeper Sam is trying to get female sloth Tina to notice new arrival, two-toed sloth Rico, so they can mate.
That's because I've got a brown sofa with a blanket on me and I look like Neal the Sloth off the Sofology advert.
Sloth was a lazy dragon who had stopped leaving his cave of treasures because it was too much trouble.
She's off to see some sloths at a rescue centre, where she gets the chance to feed a baby sloth (very slowly, obviously).