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Which animal is the slowest in this world?

Asked by E. Barnes, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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S.Sophie

S.Sophie

Answered Jan 16, 2020

The correct answer to this question is a three-toed sloth. These sloths are mammals that live in trees. They are from Latin America. There are currently four living species of the sloths. One is the brown-throated sloth, the pale-throated sloth, the maned sloth, and the pygmy three-toed sloth. They are known for speeding at an average speed of .24 km/h, which is .15 mph.

They are small size, about the size of a large cat or small dog. They weigh 8-10 lbs and are about 18 inches long. Despite their slow speed, they can swim very well. They drag themselves using their front arms and claws.

 

K. Galatia

K. Galatia

Answered Jan 02, 2020

Sloths are known to be the slowest animals in the world. They are very cute even when they are moving at their “fastest” pace. Some people would need to take the time to record them because they would move very slowly. There are some sloths who are found dead still hanging on trees where they normally hang out because they were not able to move anymore.

The top speed of the sloth is so much slower than the normal animal at 0.003 miles per hour. Do remember that sloths usually reside on the land. If you are searching for an animal that lives in water that moves very slowly, you should check out the seahorse.

 

N. Jarah

N. Jarah

Answered Dec 24, 2019

Three-toed sloths are the slowest creatures in the world, and they are native to America. They won't move farther than one hundred feet in a day, meaning that they are tied to a unique environment. They can only walk with a maximum speed of 0.003 miles per hour. Sloths are shortsighted and possess a weak sense of hearing and smell.

However, they are not helpless. Their dark coating and their sluggish movements allow them to disguise themselves stealthily in the canopies of trees. Sloths spend a great deal of their life in tropical rainforests. They also mostly hang out in the branches of trees. They conserve energy by not exerting body movements.

 

Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Dec 24, 2019

Sloth.

The slowest animal in the world is the Sloth. This animal is so slow to the point that it was named after sluggishness and laziness. The sloth can move with a maximum speed of 0.003 miles per hour. It can only move about 100 feet a day. Sloths are so slow to the point that algae grow on them. Sloths are mostly seen in tropical rainforest in South and Central America, and they spend a major portion of their lives within the branches of trees.

There are six species of Sloth, and they are mainly divided into two families: two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths. Next to the Sloth is the Garden Snail, the garden snail is also very slow animals, they move through muscular contractions. Snails only move a few yards in an hour.

 

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