Bryson Voirin talks about the surprisingly fast paced world of studying sloths in the rain forest. Scientists have a lot to learn from sloths. But Bryson has found often times it’s more important to share scientific findings with the general public, and not simply scientists.
This great little sloth animation video has just been released by TED-Ed.
Sloths spend most of their time eating, resting, or sleeping; in fact, they descend from their treetops canopies just once a week, for a bathroom break. How are these creatures so low energy? Kenny Coogan describes the physical and behavioural adaptations that allow sloths to be so slow.
Monique Pool teaches us about the unique way sloths live, learn and care. As a volunteer she works many hours to help, understand and nurse these animals that are brought to her injured on the street or elsewhere.
Sloths were once not as well known as they currently are, and their spike in popularity can be attributed to the funny video that Kristen Bell showed on the Ellen show where she ended up having a “sloth meltdown” after finding out that her husband Dax Shepherd had organized Melon the Sloth to come to her birthday party.