Sloth

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  • 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

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  • 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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