The sloth is one of the strangest Amazon Animals. It remains motionless for long periods of time.
During the one fifth of the time when it is active, the sloth hangs upside down, from its long gangly limbs that have two to three long curved claws. It moves through the trees with slow, careful movements.
It is actually a good swimmer, and will drop into water, if possible, to escape predators. On the ground, the sloth can hardly walk and is practically helpless.0