The common three-toed sloth lives in the treetops of Central and South American tropical forests. Their diet mainly consists of leaves and buds, and they do not have teeth but instead use their lips to pull on the plant. They rarely come out of the trees, but, surprisingly, they will occasionally drop down from the branches into water and swim from tree to tree. Sloths sleep up to 20 hours a day.
In the future, my sloth’s forest will become a wetland, so it will live in the water. It will grow a few teeth for eating lily pads. It will be able to hold its breath for up to an hour, and will come up for air when needed. It will also develop small webs between its claws. Lastly, its fur will become sleek and water wicking.
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