Sloth Facts That Will Make You Smile

Video highlights from Meet The Sloths

Sloths only go to the bathroom once a week!

The prehistoric Megatherium sloth was around the size of an elephant, weighing between four and seven tonnes.

Sloths are clumsy on land, but amazing swimmers.

When in search of a mate, female sloths let out a blood-curdling scream.

Their favourite food is hibiscus flowers.

Three-toed sloths can turn their heads 270 degrees.

Sloths only natural defence against predators are its claws.

These sluggish tree-dwellers move so slowly that algae can grow on their coats.

Sloths spend most of their lives in the trees – they even mate and give birth up there!

Sloths prefer sleeping while curled into a ball in the fork of a tropical tree.

Adelaide Zoo is home to the oldest known two-toed sloth in the world.

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