Danny has a big research paper due in Biology on Monday. Which means that both of us get to become well acquainted with his chosen subject matter.
His chosen subject matter? The three-toed sloth.
Would you like to know a few of the fascinating facts that I learned today?
- sloths are the slowest moving mammal.
- sloths body temperatures can fluctuate as much as 10 degrees in a day. I seldom do that.
- a full grown sloth weighs about 8 or 9 pounds.
- during the dry season a sloth can hold 'it' for two weeks, and then make a 2 pound dump! Yikes!
- sloths take care of all of their other business while hanging in a tree. All of it.
Did you want to know more? Yeah, me neither.