sloths

This week on Weird Animal Questions, we’re focusing on the critters closest to your heart—pets. If we were going to domesticate another species like we did with cats (sorta) and dogs (yeay!), what would be the best candidate?—Charles Martin via Facebook A. We didn’t domesticate the dog so much as the wolf domesticated itself, and...

Three-toed sloths are so, well, slothful, that they come down out of their tree canopy homes only once every three weeks, to go to the bathroom. Part of the reason for the limited time in the loo is that dumping could actually be deadly for these animals. Half of all documented adult three-toed sloth deaths...