What is the slowest-moving land animal?

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The three-toed sloth has the dubious distinction of being the slowest-moving land animal. It takes a sloth one month to cover a distance of one-half mile.

Three-toed sloths are found in rain forests in Central and South America. The animals, which weigh 8 to 9 pounds, have long, shaggy, light brown fur that is often covered in blue-green algae. Their bodies are well-adapted to their tree-living lifestyle. They have long arms, and all four feet have three curved claws, not toes, that let them grip branches and hang from trees. They seldom leave their leafy homes. However, once a week they slowly descend to the forest floor to eliminate waste.

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Probably the slowest animal in the world is a sloth. It barely moves at all and will hang in trees in one spot. They rarely eat and can live for 30 years! Maybe there is something
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well as you probaly know that the seepamonopamwam is extremely slow but the 2 lapizid spider beats it but that's not slowest is the beengrastos faces fobaboo with a maxamam speed
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The Sloth is the slowest animal alive in the world today! Thanks for asking ChaCha!
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the slowest sea animal record in 2008 is the sea horse. at like 0.6 and i takes likes 3 hours to g0 5 feet or something. (read it in the world record book of 2008 DA! :
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Relative to their body size, sloths are probably the slowest animals.
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