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2014-10-17 23:06:21

Pro-wildlife conservation resort Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica celebrates International Sloth Day by adopting a sloth and encouraging social media users to share sloth photos

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2014-09-12 03:00:31

Today’s sloths might be known as slow, small animals, but their ancestors developed large body sizes at an amazing rate, according to an evolutionary reconstruction published September 10 in BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Humans, Not Climate Change, Led To Extinction Of Mammal Giants
2014-06-05 11:08:22

We could be living in a world populated with giant deer, wombats, sabre-toothed cats, marsupial lions and kangaroos but for one important factor: Humans killed them all.

Ancient Sloths Went Swimming
2014-03-13 05:04:02

Sloths are known as tree dwellers, but the latest research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B says that these creatures use to head out into the sea about five to eight million years ago.

2012-01-04 08:59:06

Identifying species, separating out closely related species and managing each type on its own, is an important part of any animal management system.

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2011-07-20 11:52:01

Zoologists of the University of Jena find out how sloths perfected energy saving.

2011-05-06 13:52:43

As a rule all mammals have the same number of vertebrae in their necks regardless of whether they are a giraffe, a mouse, or a human.

2011-04-06 06:15:00

LONDON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - "Seven Deadly Sins" Commit Them All.


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Pale-throated Sloth, Bradypus tridactylus
2014-08-13 14:57:39

The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in northern areas of South America. Its range includes Guyana, French Guiana, some areas of Brazil, and western areas of Colombia and Venezuela. This species can only be found in tropical rainforests. It is not thought to hold any subspecies and is closely related to the brown-throated sloth, which shares some areas of its range. The pale-throated sloth differs in size depending upon the sex,...

Brown-throated Sloth, Bradypus variegatus
2014-08-13 14:47:30

The brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in Central and South America. Its range extends from Honduras through Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica to Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and eastern areas of Peru. It is not thought to reside in the Amazon rainforest or in areas east of the Rio Negro. This species resides in a number of habitats including disturbed habitats, evergreen forests, and arid forests at elevations of up to 3,900...

Mapinguari
2014-04-22 13:41:18

Mapinguari The mapinguari or mapinguary is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia. It is also known as the Isnashi. Several attempts to find physical evidence that the creature exists have been conducted. Samples have been gathered, but when analyzed it was found to be from known animals and some of the castings of tracks were inconclusive. Native folklore has described the creature as having only one eye, long claws, backward feet, a...

Paramyladon
2012-04-23 07:19:17

The Paramyladon, an extinct genus of ground sloth, was native to North America. It lived from the Pliocene era to the Pleistocene era, a period of about 4.889 years. Remains of this creature have been found as far south as Guatemala, throughout North America, and even as far north as Alberta, Canada. Paramyladon has been easily mistaken with another ground sloth called Glossotherium, due to major similarities. Barnum Brown created the Paramyladon genus in 1903 with a species of P....

Nothrotheriops
2012-04-23 07:07:13

The Nothrotheriops, a genus of ground sloths from the Pleistocene , resided in South and North America. Although related to the Megatherium , a much larger and more well-known ground sloth, Nothrotheriops was recently placed in the family Nothrotheriidae.  It migrated from South America about one million years ago. The Nothrotheriops has been found as far north as Alberta, Canada, causing it to be one of the most northerly of its kind. However, they primarily lived in the southwest in states...

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logocentrism
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The word 'logocentrism' is a blend of logo- +‎ centrism.
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