The three-toed sloth enjoys climbing trees and sleeping in the rainforests of South America, but climate change may drive this species to evolve over time. For example, I predict that sloths will develop stronger bones and muscles to be able to walk better because there will not be as many trees, which are their current habitat. This would also affect their leafy diet, and they might start to eat insects instead. Developing shorter claws and stronger legs will help them move faster to avoid predators on land. It will also be hotter, so they will develop shorter fur.
Even though some characteristics of the three-toed sloth will evolve due to climate change, other features will stay the same. For example, the sloth will continue being able to stay very still like a statue and having brown fur. Both of these qualities would help the three-toed sloth camouflage in the dirt.
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