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Moldy Jungle Beast

High in the forests of the Amazon is an animal thats more famous for its speed than its stench.  The sloth is the slowest mammal on the planet and it has some of the worlds worst personal hygiene.  A sloth pays so little attention to its grooming that green algae grows on its coarse hair.  A single animal can be home to 980 sloth beetles and more than 120 moths.  Three different species of mites live happily inside a sloths rectum.  This is a dirty beast  and it smells.

High in the forests of the Amazon is an animal thats more famous for its speed than its stench. The sloth is the slowest mammal on the planet and it has some of the worlds worst personal hygiene. A sloth pays so little attention to its grooming that green algae grows on its coarse hair. A single animal can be home to 980 sloth beetles and more than 120 moths. Three different species of mites live happily inside a sloths rectum. This is a dirty beast and it smells.

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