We hope you guys are all well it's been a little while since our last blog. It has been the usual excuse of a busy Christmas and relaxing afterwards. In this blog we thought we would take a peek at the giant sloth, and this is rather serendipitous, but we also have a sloth hoodie out, coincidentally?
Giant or ground sloths are now extinct species but were once found on mainland north and south America around 10,000 years ago. One of the largest was larger than a modern elephant with huge sharp claws.
Where are these huge creatures now? Well there are multiple theories ranging from climate change to human hunters. It's sad to think that humans causing extinction of animals is not a new thing. It's a strong correlation that the arrival of humans happens at the same time the giant sloths disappear. Many of our modern sloths are arboreal (live in trees) and are much smaller, this would make them much harder to hunt.
See more by searching for ground sloths on wikipedia.