Jul
03
2008

As busy as a … sloth?

After a hard day of hanging upside-down in the trees, you’d be exhausted, too: Wild sloths are more active than those living in zoos.
After a hard day of hanging upside-down in the trees, you’d be exhausted, too: Wild sloths are more active than those living in zoos.Courtesy guppiecat

Turns out sloths don’t really deserve their reputation for laziness. A new study shows that sloths in the wild are active up to six hours a day more than their cousins in captivity, where earlier studies had been conducted. I guess if you’re in a zoo and all your needs are taken care of, there’s just no point in moving around a lot.

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bryan kennedy's picture

These sloths need to take a lesson from those dudes on the creepy MSNBC show Lockup. Those guys seem to be pretty active even though they are in captivity.

posted on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 11:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Sloths are cute!

posted on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 10:54am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I LOVE SLOTHES!!!! THEY ARE MY FAV ANIMAL EVER!

posted on Sun, 07/06/2008 - 2:39pm

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