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Sloth Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  • any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
  • a disinclination to work or exert yourself

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a disinclination to work or exert yourself ,
  • any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits ,
  • apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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Sloth Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Sloths are Xenarthran mammals from Central and South America. They are part of the order Pilosa. There are two families of sloths: Two-toed sloth and Three-toed sloth. Most scientists call these two families the Folivora, while some call them the Phyllophaga.

The biogeographic origins of the Pilosa is still unclear, but they can be traced back in South America as far as the early Tertiary, about 60 million years ago. The presence of these animals in Central America is explained by the Great American Interchange.



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  • Baby sloth is born by C-SECTION in video after his mother fell from a tree
    The pregnant brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) was brought to the Sloth Institute Costa Rica, after a local hotel worker saw her fall out of a tree. Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'
  • Veterinarians Deliver Sloth Baby via C-Section for First Time
    Buckle in folks, we're about to go on an emotional roller coaster Veterinarians in Costa Rica earlier this month attempted to save the lives of a three-toed, brown-necked sloth and her unborn baby by performing a cesarean operation. While the Oct. 1 operation was successful, both the mother and baby sloth died shortly following the procedure See also: 9 Sloth Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'
  • Tulemar Adopts Sloth in Celebration of International Sloth Day
    Pro-wildlife conservation resort Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica celebrates International Sloth Day by adopting a sloth and encouraging social media users to share sloth photos online. (PRWeb October 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12080009.htm Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'

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