Animal’s world is so diverse that no matter how we study it, we always learn something new. As you know, man’s best friend is a dog. I would not be limited to just four-legged, but I took all animals to the best friends of mankind. After all, any representative of the animal world in an amazing way by its presence brightens up and pleases our life. In the tropics of South America, animals are found, whose entire life runs upside down, literally.
They hang from the trees, clinging to the branches with their sickle-like claws. In this position, animals sleep and eat, produce offspring and die. All movements as in a slow-motion picture: slowly turn their necks and look around, slowly climbing from branch to branch, slowly chewing food.
For the unhurried way of life, people call them sloths. The uniqueness of these mammals is surprising. Sloths have two kinds of distant relatives – water and land sloths, which grew more than elephants. One meal at sloths can be fully digested for up to a month. Because of their long claws, these animals can’t walk properly on the ground.
Therefore, most of the time they spend on trees and are classified as wood animals. Although sloths and sluggish and can’t escape from predators, their long claws provide effective protection against intruders. Regardless of the fact that they are slow and sluggish – sloths sleep only 10 hours a day.