Three‐Toed Survival Tips

All animals have special abilities that help them survive. Some have speed, some strength, and some have unique defense mechanisms like me.

But if you asked one of the three‐toed sloths of Central and South America what they do to live a long and happy life, you’d get a list of survival tips as unusual as the animal itself.

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If you are interested in subjects from this Byte you might try these books: Anteaters, Sloths, and Armadillos (Animals in Order Series) by Ann O. Squire Sloths (Nature Watch Series) by Melissa Stewart

How Animals Live: Amazing World of Animals in the Wild
by E. Betram, B. Stonehouse, John Francis