June 2, 2018
Who cares if they're cute?
Everyone thinks pandas are soooo cute. Well. Okay, fine. They're adorable. BUT! They're bears. BEARS! With claws and teeth! Beware the panda, Friends.
Also? Sloths. Those guys can survive on only 160 calories a day. That's fewer calories than in ONE CUP of beans. Which, by the way, sloths could totally eat by the gallon because they're one of the few animals that doesn't fart. At all.
Need to know more? Listen to this NPR interview with zoologist and author Lucy Cooke (any relation to Jones Children's Librarian Extraordinaire CLARE COOKE??? Obs you'll need to stop by the library to find out). Then check out her book: The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales From the Wild Side of Wild Life.