Giant Ground Sloths


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Recently our class has read on the major fossil find in Snowmass, where I found some pretty interesting things, including a few topics about being the giant ground sloth. The article grabbed my interesting facts but, I was hungry for more so, this is what I found out. The Ground Sloth species inhabited the earth from 35 million years ago to 10 thousand years ago. Because of overhunting by the prehistoric, people the ground sloth species went extinct. It is believed that they started down in the amazon rain forest. over time they migrated up to North Americans. Over time the ground sloth the grew larger and larger, developing to well over the size of the African elephants. In 1791 the giant ground sloth was one the first mammals to know to be extinct. It wasn’t until Charles Darwin theory on natural selection that we understood how a huge beast like the giant ground sloth could go extinct. Though there are no longer ground sloths their relatives still inhabit the earth., the two toed and three toed sloth now make their homes in most commonly in the tropics of the Caribbean.