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    Not The X Factor but definitely the Ah Factor

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    Jan1
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    Not The X Factor but definitely the Ah Factor

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jan 24 2016, 16:39


    Can't say I'm missing the 'X Factor', occasionally watch part of 'The Voice' ...
    but I'm glad motorists didn't ruin this 'Ah' Factor moment ...  when a sloth was seen in Ecuador ... clinging for its life to a motorway crash barrier ... and subsequently rescued.



    Who said this was a low carb diabetic forum Question Question lol!

    Hope everyone is having a good Sunday afternoon, after their lovely LCHF lunch/dinner

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Not The X Factor but definitely the Ah Factor

    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Jan 24 2016, 17:59

    omg i want one!

    and not to eat lol, how lovely
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    Re: Not The X Factor but definitely the Ah Factor

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jan 25 2016, 10:56

    Yes that sloth does look cute

    I read a little more about them - this came from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloth

    ' Sloths are classified as folivores, as the bulk of their diets consist of buds, tender shoots, and leaves, mainly of Cecropia trees. Some two-toed sloths have been documented as eating insects, small reptiles, and birds as a small supplement to their diets. Linnaeus's two-toed sloth has recently been documented eating human faeces from open latrines.[4] They have made extraordinary adaptations to an arboreal browsing lifestyle. Leaves, their main food source, provide very little energy or nutrients, and do not digest easily. Sloths, therefore, have large, specialized, slow-acting stomachs with multiple compartments in which symbiotic bacteria break down the tough leaves. Sloths' tongues have the unique ability to protrude from their mouths 10 to 12 inches, an ability that is useful for collecting leaves just out of reach.[5] As much as two-thirds of a well-fed sloth's body weight consists of the contents of its stomach, and the digestive process can take a month or more to complete.

    Since leaves provide little energy, sloths deal with this by a range of economy measures: they have very low metabolic rates (less than half of that expected for a mammal of their size), and maintain low body temperatures when active (30–34 °C or 86–93 °F), and still lower temperatures when resting.

    Although unable to survive outside the tropical rainforests of South and Central America, within that environment sloths are outstandingly successful creatures. On Barro Colorado Island in Panama, sloths have been estimated to comprise 70% of the biomass of arboreal mammals.[6] Four of the six living species are presently rated "least concern"; the maned three-toed sloth (Bradypus torquatus), which inhabits Brazil's dwindling Atlantic Forest, is classified as "vulnerable",[7] while the island-dwelling pygmy three-toed sloth (B. pygmaeus) is critically endangered. '
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    Re: Not The X Factor but definitely the Ah Factor

    Post by chris c on Mon Jan 25 2016, 23:45

    And yet despite all that healthy fibre they only crap about once a week.

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