Sloth

The Sloth-a green animal for St Patty’s Day

Few animals are green naturally, and the green sloth is no different. Although it sometimes appears green, the green actually comes from algae lodged in the animal’s fur! Sloths are found in Central and South America.

Using, their long claws to clean themselves and sloths then eat the algae and fungi. The green stuff may also function as camouflage, so the animals can blend with green trees. Sloths are known to be very slow movers, and some scientists also think that makes the animal even more difficult to see!

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The Sloth-a green animal for St Patty's Day

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