Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Do Sloths Really Only Go To the Bathroom Once a Week?

Strange but true, yes, a sloth has a very slow metabolism and does only descend from the tree about once a week to defecate.

Even more interesting is that the sloth digs a hole with his/her tail at the base of the tree and the waste from the sloth serves as a nitrogen boost to the tree roots.

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