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Why are sloths so slow? - Kenny Coogan

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Sloths spend most of their time eating, resting, or sleeping; in fact, they descend from their treetops canopies just once a week, for a bathroom break. How are these creatures so low energy? Kenny Coogan describes the physical and behavioral adaptations that allow sloths to be so slow.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Kenny Coogan
  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Sound Designer Jarrett Farkas
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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