An unusual way of life and a strange hanging position of the body led to the fact that the internal organs of the sloths are not the same as in other animals – the liver is located near the back and does not touch the peritoneum, the spleen is on the right, Trachea of sinuous shape. And the wool grows in a special way (directed towards the ridge). The brain of sloths is small, almost without convolutions (and why are they in this way of life?), But an excellent scent. Body temperature in sloths is about 33 degrees, but sometimes it can fall to 24.
The sloths feed vegetarian food, but sometimes they can swallow a lizard or insects. Due to the low calorie content of the leaves, sloths are forced to move a little to save energy. Food in the body of a sloth is digested for a very long time – about a month, often in a freshly bitten beast, the proportion of the weight of food eaten can be 2/3 of the total weight of the beast.
Almost always sloths hang on trees (even give birth to females there), and peel off down rarely, only to go to another tree or to cope with the need (do not shit where they live). They have a huge bladder, this allows sloths to go to the toilet “a little” once a week.
A sloth moving on the ground is a separate comical story. He spreads himself on the ground and, barely dragging his belly, somehow moves his limbs. It seems that he is on the verge of life and death and strength is abandoning him.
But there is one environment where sloths are quite energetic – it’s water. They are very fond of swimming and do it well, developing a speed of up to 4 km / h. And this is not an accident, because in their habitats there are frequent torrential rains and floods, so the ability to swim helps animals at such times.
See sloths badly, maybe, that’s why they screw up their eyes. Their wool is long, thick, and spending energy on caring for it is not part of these plans. Therefore, wool often lays butterflies-fire and blue-green bacteria, giving the wool of animals a greenish shade. This makes them less visible against the background of foliage.