‘A Sloth as Big as an Elephant’ (2015)

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This is from before we all went sloth-mad:


There were a lot of ground sloths, once upon a time. They were all big, and the biggest one, Megatherium, was bigger than an elephant. Artists used to show them being preyed on by saber-toothed cats, but that was before we learned that Megatherium was virtually immune to attack by anything short of an anti-tank gun.

6 comments on “‘A Sloth as Big as an Elephant’ (2015)

  1. The sloths of today seem to be a favorite pet in the imaginations of many. They’re awfully cute as young-uns but I’m not so sure I’d want one after they’ve grown up.

    1. Excellent point – but it applies to birds and cats too, which may be better choices unless you live in a place where there are lots of trees 🙂

    1. Oh my goodness! How sweet! It’s amazing how slow they move and still get somewhere. And she has a dog! 🙂

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