4284, SLOTH, THREE TOED 12'' are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
The slowest mammal in the world, the Brown-throated three-toed sloth is an unusual animal. The word 'sloth' means slow. And indeed, this sluggish animal is so sedentary that algae appear on its fur. Brown-throated three-toed sloths are endemic to rainforest canopies of Central and South America. Due to hanging onto branches with their long claws, they are able to consume leaves, located too high for other animals to reach. On the other hand, these long claws create difficulties as they walk on the ground. Hence, the Brown-throated three-toed sloths are mostly arboreal, living in trees.
These sloths occur in tropical and semi-deciduous forests as well as subtropical lowlands and swamps of South America and southern Central America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela).
Brown-throated sloths are herbivores (folivores and frugivores). Theyhey mainly feed upon leaves, flowers, fruits and other parts of tree.
- The long and coarse fur of this animal is normally light brown, though may seem to be green because of the blue-green algae, growing there.
- At a few weeks old, infant sloths get algae colonies into their fur from their mothers. Algae, growing on their fur, do not occur anywhere else. These animals allow algae to live in their fur, providing it with the required moisture. Algae, in turn, serve as camouflage, helping them escape predators.
- Males of this species are identified by a bright yellow or orange-colored marking between their shoulders. In this patch, they possess scent-marking glands, which are used to attract receptive females.
- These sloths practice two types of resting: "awake-alert" - this is when they rest with open eyes and blink; and "behavioral sleep" - this is when they are suspended from a tree with their eyes closed.
- These accomplished swimmers drop themselves off branches into rivers to swim. They are known to use breaststroke style, just like humans.
- Muscles make up only 25% of a sloth's body. So when it's cold, the animal cannot shiver in order to warm up.
- Due to the specific shape of its mouth, the Brown-throated sloth seems to smile constantly. The flexible head of this animal can rotate up to 90 degrees.
- The female of the species emits a loud, shrill scream during the mating season to attract males. Its cry sounds like "ay ay", much like that of a woman screaming.
Product Dimension: 13.39(L) X 12.6(W) X 11.81(H)
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