Sad sloth fact:
Sloth moms seem like the best moms right? All that hugging and junk. BESTMOMS….. not always :(
Sometimes when a baby sloth falls out of a tree to far, the mom will abandon it. Because of their body, they can’t rush very far, so climbing down a tree usually will take hours, depending how far it is, and moving too fast increases their body temperature, messing with their metabolism. If it fluctuates too much, they can literally throw it off balance and their body can’t absorb nutrients no matter how much they eat. literally starving to death.
Also, sometimes mom sloths abandon babies that have something wrong with them. Like a lung problem or leg problems. It has happened that the mom just abandons it.
Most sloth mom however do a great job! :)
They keep babies with them for about a year or more, cuddles. And sometimes even let them hang around when they’re adults.
And mamas are very protective of babies when theyre around! c:
Yay for goood sloth moms c: