Are sloths really so slow that algae grows on them?

While we may unfairly think of the sloth as a lazy animal and buy onesies design to look like them as a way of expressing our own laziness, they are a valuable part of the ecosystem and, in many ways, an eco-system themselves! The coarse hair of a sloth is more than just a nice coat. It actually is a complex ecosystem that plays host to algae and… moths. The sloth moth is a species whose entire existence revolves around the sloth. And in return for hosting these little insects in its coat, Continue reading Are sloths really so slow that algae grows on them?