Do sloths hang upside down

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One could argue that they are so well adapted that it is their natural position. But yes, they hang from branches. with their back towards the ground.


Addition info: Sloths have developed to hang by their large hooked claws in the upper branches of trees. They hang horizontally by all four limbs. They are so slow moving that algae often grows on their downward laying fur - giving them a greenish appearance. They are rather helpless and vulnerable once on the ground, which they avoid doing if at all possible.

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