Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth

The Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth will Only Eat the Leaves of the Red Mangrove Tree. These Trees Contain a Fungus with a Chemical Profile Similar to Valium, which Gives the Sloth a Life-Long High.

The world’s slowest mammal, the sloth, is so sedentary that algae develop on its thick, hairy coat. Its greenish color from plants helps it blend in with the trees in the rainforests of Central and South America. But did you know that their diet includes a fungus with valium-like properties? Only eating the leaves of …

The Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth will Only Eat the Leaves of the Red Mangrove Tree. These Trees Contain a Fungus with a Chemical Profile Similar to Valium, which Gives the Sloth a Life-Long High. Read More »