Swimming Sloths • Earth.com Swimming Sloths

Although we picture sloths as dopey, slow-moving masses of fur that hang around in trees and pose for cute photographs, there is a lot more to these creatures than meets the eye.

The truth is that sloths, although painstakingly slow-moving in trees and on land, are actually excellent swimmers! This is due to their characteristically long forelimbs. Photo Credit: flickr

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