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Latest Two-toed sloth Stories

2013-12-16 23:01:00

Baby registry is opportunity for public to buy gifts for the baby sloth through donations. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 National Aquarium has announced today the birth of Scout, a Linne’s two-toed sloth born on November 17, 2013. The newest addition to the Upland Tropical Rain Forest and the second born to Ivy, one of the five sloths in the exhibit, Scout is the fourth sloth born at National Aquarium. To celebrate the birth of Scout, National Aquarium has set up a baby...

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. Some species, like the two types of two-toed sloth, are so close in appearance and behavior that differentiation can be challenging. Conservation researchers at San Diego Zoo Global's Institute of Conservation Research have developed a mechanism for identifying these reclusive species from each other. "Species identification of two-toed sloths...

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2011-07-20 11:52:01

Zoologists of the University of Jena find out how sloths perfected energy saving They live their lives upside down; instead of defying the force of gravity in an upright position, sloths spend most of their lives hanging in trees upside down. If they have to move, they do so only slowly. Very slowly. But why are sloths so "˜lazy"˜? And how has the locomotive system of these outsiders adapted to their unhurried lifestyle in the course of evolution? Zoologists of the...

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. But both sloths and manatees are exceptions to this rule having abnormal numbers of cervical vertebrae. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal EvoDevo shows how such different species have evolved their unusual necks. Birds, reptiles and amphibians have varying number of vertebrae in their necks, swans have 22-25, but mammals, regardless...


Latest Two-toed sloth Reference Libraries

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2012-04-02 14:53:24

Megalonyx, meaning “Great claw,” is an extinct genus of giant ground sloths in the family Megalonychidae. The genus was endemic to North America from the Hemphillian stage of the Late Miocene to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene epoch (10.3 million to 11,000 years ago). The species, M. leptostomus, was named in 1893. It lived from Florida to Texas, north to Kansas and Nebraska, and west to New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Fossils have been discovered in numerous...

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2006-12-12 14:07:56

Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus), also known as the Southern Two-toed Sloth, is a species of sloth from South America. It occurs in Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil north of the Amazon River. It is a solitary, daytime animal. It lives in trees. It is found in mature, disturbed and secondary rainforests. It is able to swim. This makes it possible to go cross-rivers and creeks. The two-toed sloth's main enemies are man. Also, large birds of prey like the Harpy Eagle and...

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2006-12-12 14:05:25

The Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni, is a species of sloth from Central and South America. It is a solitary nocturnal and tree living animal, found in mature and secondary rainforests. It is also found in evergreen forests. With their shaggy fur, huge claws, and deliberate movements, Two-toed sloths are unlikely to be confused with any other animal. At 12 to 15 pounds and about two feet in length, these nocturnal animals are the perfect size for moving about in the treetops....

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