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Weird and Wonderful Zoo Babies: Camillo the Sloth

May 25 2011 - 3:58am

From Colombia to Germany, zoos around the world have seen some pretty unusual new additions lately. I've already introduced you to the pygmy marmoset [1] born at the Santa Fe Zoo in Colombia; now let's meet Camillo the sloth! Keep reading to find out more about Camillo and others like him.

Most sloths are the size of a small dog.

Although sloths spend a majority of their time in trees, they are surprisingly good swimmers!

Sloths are omnivorous, eating insects, small lizards, buds, tender shoots, and leaves. And, apparently, hard-boiled eggs!

Sloths are extremely slow moving, usually covering about 1.2 miles per hour — but even that uses up a ton of energy for them. Hence the big yawn from this little guy!

In the wild, sloths live mainly in tropical rainforests of Central and South America.


Source URL
http://www.petsugar.com/Baby-Sloth-Pictures-17021964