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Putting the Sloth in Sloths

News
20/07/16 By
MSD Veterinary Manual
Sloth

Wisconsin researchers have discovered that the slow lifestyle of sloths may be an adaptation that allows them to survive on a low-calorie diet of leaves. Because they are so inactive, they can get by on about 110 calories a day – the equivalent of eating 1 plain baked potato.

Read more at University of Wisconsin-Madison news.

Read more about sloth and other exotic animal nutrition in the MSD Veterinary Manual.