Slothy Sundays A dangerous dump

first_imgRelated posts:Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world Slothy Sunday: Sloths, sloths everywhere Slothy Sunday: A baby sloth is born Slothy Sunday: High-tech backpacks key to saving baby sloths Sloths have little reason to leave the safety of the rain forest canopy, but once a week the sluggish mammals descend to the base of their favorite tree in order to defecate. This puts them at risk of being attacked by predators.The exact reason why sloths make this dangerous journey is still a mystery, but researchers believe that it may help maintain the algae gardens in their fur.Check out 11 other lesser known sloth facts.This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more