Sloths

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Sloths:
Introduction:
a. History
b. Geography (distribution)
c. Species
d. Physical characteristics

Behaviors:
a. Adult behaviors
b. Diet
c. Breeding behaviors
d. Behavior of young
e. Unique Adaptations

Threats to the Sloth:
a. Development & Human Encroachment
b. Deforestation
c. Habitat Fragmentation
d. Hunting (by humans and large mammals)

Conservation Efforts:
a. Costa Rican Conservation Efforts
b. Breeding programs (problems associated in captivity)

Works Cited:

Causey, Whittow G. “Night Shift for Sloths and Other Sluggards”. Natural History; Jan77, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p66, 8p.
Kricher, John. A Neotropical Companion. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
Lynch, Wayne. “Slowpokes”. Wildlife Conservation, Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 109 Issue 1, p44-4, 6p, 6c
Stewart, Melissa. Sloths. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2005.

Reebs, Stéphan. “Sit up when you Snooze”. Natural History, Oct2004, Vol. 113 Issue 8, p18-18
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
http://www.junglephotos.com/amazon/amanimals/ammammals/slothnathist.shtml


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