The Strange Symbiosis Between Sloths and Moths

Once a week, three-toed sloths slowly descend from the leafy forest canopy to poop on the ground. Why do these sluggish mammals go on such a long and potentially dangerous journey instead of just letting it fly from the treetops? Scientists now believe the answer has to do with the odd, symbiotic relationship between… » 1/23/14 8:00am 1/23/14 8:00am

Here is a baby sloth in pajamas. You're welcome.

What happens when a baby sloth gets mange at the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica? They shave it, daub it in sulfur and lard, and swaddle the little critter in adorably undignified pajamas. It looks so cozy, that you'll want to be shaved from bow to stern and greased up too. This clip comes from the Animal… » 3/01/12 1:00pm 3/01/12 1:00pm

How to prepare and eat a sloth

You will probably never eat a sloth. For one thing, they're paralyzingly adorable. Furthermore, for as sluggish as they are, sloths meat is — surprisingly — not very tender at all; in fact, it's reported to be pretty tough and gamey. Finally, it's illegal to hunt them — and most of the South American tribes that can… » 2/20/12 12:40pm 2/20/12 12:40pm