Friday, June 29, 2012


I told some friends that I was going to write a blog post about sloths, and my friend, Susan, said, "But you are no sloth! You are the opposite! Go! Go! Go!"  Well, I'm not writing about that kind of sloth. I'm posting about the animal!

These guys are so cute, but sloooooowwwwww...  They make turtles look fast!

This video is part of the BBC Earth series.  I love how David Attenborough pronounces "sloth" - so different from the way Americans say the word. Check it out:

From National Geographic, a sloth coloring page HERE.

Another sloth coloring page HERE.

National Geographic Kids has a fantastic page with facts, pictures, video, sound and more about sloths HERE.

More fun facts and information about sloths at Boing Boing, HERE.

Oh my goodness!  Did you know there is a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica? You can learn more about the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica HERE.  And, watch this video about the sanctuary, from The Cute Show:

Find an incredibly extensive fact sheet about the two-toed sloth from the San Diego Zoo HERE.

Learn about the extinct ground sloth HERE - also from the San Diego Zoo.

A printable (PDF) fact sheet for the kids to fill out HERE.  It has a picture to color, and a box for your child to write down facts about the sloth.

The actress Kristen Bell is a freak for sloths! This one isn't educational, but it is funny!

This post is cross listed at our other blog, M and J in a Nutshell.

Updated:    I just began drawing the animals I am blogging about.  Here is the adorable sloth!  You may use this file for personal use only...Sloth Coloring Page

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