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Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world

January 19, 2019

Did you know that sloths spend 90 percent of their time upside down?

Equipping wild sloths with backpacks that track their movements, a researcher in Costa Rica determined that sloths spend almost all of their time inverted. To handle the pull of gravity, sloths have evolved special fibrous adhesions that keep their organs from shifting.


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