2011-06-07

US-395959 - Sloth


US-395959 from 9teen87


The user (and now a friend) "9teen87" got the US number but sent a Costa Rica card from her vacations :D  We met in Cologne during the Postcrossing Meeting in April 2011. 


"Sloths are classified as folivores as the bulk of their diet consists mostly of buds, tender shoots, and leaves, mainly of Cecropia trees. [...]  They have made extraordinary adaptations to an arboreal browsing lifestyle. Leaves, their main food source, provide very little energy or nutrition 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." In Wikipedia
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