Whether they are sleeping, eating, mating, or giving birth, sloths carry out most of their activities hanging upside-down from tree branches. To accommodate their topsy-turvy lifestyle, the internal placement of organs like the heart, liver, and spleen is different from what is usually seen in mammals. Even their hair grows in the opposite direction, curving from stomach to back, probably so that rainwater can flow away from their bodies. Each strand of hair has a groove where algae collects. This gives the sloths an overall greenish hue that camouflages them from predators.
Together, we protect wildlife
Protecting their homes
The Amazon rainforest is the only place in the world where the two-toed sloths are found in the wild. Its destruction means the sloths and other animals of the forest will be impacted. Several organisations are currently working to keep tracts of rainforest safe from logging and other human activities. Fortunately, two-toed sloths live in a number of these protected areas. You, too, can do your part to protect animals like the sloth by making a conscious choice as a consumer to only buy forest-friendly products.