Challenge Week 2: Animal
I love sloths. They are fascinating animals. I think that baby sloths are one of the most adorable baby animals in the world. For my art challenge: week 2, I chose to draw something that makes me happy when I look at it: Sloths. My husband thinks I get bit crazy when I see picture or video of a baby sloth. I have to admit he is right, but after seeing a video of Kristen Bell at Ellen’s Show I feel I’m not alone in my craziness. For sure one day I will visit a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica to meet these little cuties (#34 on my bucket list).
Here is my drawing: just remember I’m new to this!
Did you know that:
- Sloths live in the tropical forests of Central and South America.
- These drowsy tree-dwellers sleep up to 20 hours a day! And even when they are awake, they barely move at all. In fact, they’re so incredibly sluggish, algae actually grows on their fur.
- They are actually related to armadillos and anteaters.
- They also have two extra neck vertebrae that allow them to turn their heads almost all the way around!
- While some subspecies are classified as endangered, not much is known about population numbers of the world’s sloths.
- There are two main species of sloth, identified by whether they have two or three claws on their front feet.
Here are few other links I want to share with you:
Photo credits: Whyamithewerewolf.
Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica:
and here is Kristen Bell at Elen’s Show:
Hope you enjoyed today’s post. How do you feel about sloths?