1.28.2011

We Heart Sloths

Our love for sloths has grown.  The furry creature found in the Rainforest has fascinated my husband for a long time.  Recently we picked up a copy of Eric Carle's book, "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth that revealed interesting facts about them.  Sloths sleep more than cats do, up to nineteen hours a day and they spend most of their lives hanging upside down. They're considered the slowest moving mammal and enjoy a peaceful life feeding off leaves and fruit.  In Carle's book,  the sloth reminds us that moving at a slower pace is actually a more peaceful way to live. In every photo I've seen of sloths, they're smiling.   It's sad to think that both the two and three-toed sloths of South America are endangered as the rainforests continue to be destroyed.

Courtesy of Trek Earth



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