Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling so tired that you don't want to get out of bed? If you were a sloth, that wouldn't be a problem!
Every day, sloths spend 15 to 18 hour sleeping. Even when they are awake, they move very slowly. In fact, sloths only move two to three meters per minute, which makes them the slowest mammals in the world.
Even though it might seem that sloths are just lazy, moving so little gives them a lot of advantages. Because sloths move so slowly, it is hard for predators to see them. Also, they don't have to eat very much food because they use so little energy moving around.
The only problem is that sometimes sloths move so little that they don't see another sloth for a whole year! (Marc Langer, staff writer)
1. Why don't sloths eat much food?
a. There isn't much to eat in the trees.
b. There are lots of predators.
c. They don't use much energy.
d. They like to sleep more than eat.
2. Why don't sloths meet very often?
a. They can't see each other.
b. They don't move very much.
c. They aren't very friendly.
d. They spend too much time eating.