Another bit of information about the sloth, which I find interesting, had to do with its diet. The sloth dines on a tree that produces a leaf that has a narcotic quality. The native Bri Bri are known to smoke this leaf for it’s soothing effect. The sloth’s affection for the leaf goes someway in explaining his torpid demeanor.
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Well, if you compare this picture of a sloth roaming the forestgrounds to the one of Thomas spreading his arms in a Greec heroic fashion it is hard not to spot the resemblance. I like Tom more than this slow algea-overgrown beast of the trees.
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