Are Sloths Mammals? Let’s Find Out…..

Sloths – the tree-dwelling, slow-moving creatures that so many people have fallen in love with (I am one of those people, by the way). Sloths are so many things – they are cute, they are lovable, they are adorable, they are wonderful…..I could go on and on for quite awhile here. But what kind of animal are they? Are sloths mammals? Or are they defined as something else within the animal kingdom? In today’s article, I will elaborate on this by discussing some key topics and going into more detail within each of these topics. Specifically, I will be coming Read More

Different Types Of Sloths – How Many Are There?

When thinking about sloths, are they all the same or are there different types of sloths? Previously, I assumed that a sloth was a sloth was a sloth, but I now know that this is not the case. There are actually six species of sloths, which are divided into two categories: two-toed and three-toed. In the two-toed category, you have Hoffman’s and Linnaeus’s. For three-toed sloths, you have Brown-throated, Maned, Pale-throated, and Pygmy varieties. From a “technical” perspective, all sloths have three toes, but the two-toed ones only have two fingers. Kind of confusing, I know! In this article, I Read More

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