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Discussion: What I learned today

in: PG; PG > 2018-07-15

Jul 17, 2018 2:46 AM # 
jjcote:
is that two-toed sloths have three toes. (On each foot, that is.) I had to look it up to be sure.
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Jul 17, 2018 11:12 AM # 
PG:
Nope. Rear feet have three, but the front feet have two.

Jul 17, 2018 11:23 AM # 
PG:
Also saw a three-toed sloth, but that guy was high up and keeping his toes well hidden. And just sitting there. The two-toed put on quite a show.

Jul 17, 2018 1:50 PM # 
jjcote:
Three toes, two fingers.
Jul 17, 2018 8:41 PM # 
PG:
I checked 4 or 5 websites with info about sloths, and only one used hands/fingers to describe the front feet/toes, and that was only to say that sometimes they are called that but really they are feet/toes.

Of course, the truth is often evasive on the web, intentionally or not. All the sites referred to the two-toed as a strictly nocturnal species. This guy was putting on quite a show and it was mid-afternoon.
Jul 17, 2018 9:28 PM # 
jjcote:
I was looking at Wikipedia, clearly the undisputed definitive authority on everything at this point.
Jul 19, 2018 5:20 PM # 
peggyd:
Clearly the cutest of the seven deadly sins.
Jul 19, 2018 6:18 PM # 
BorisGr:
LOL

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