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Sloths' Dirty Bum Fur Grows Nutritious Algae
http://news.discovery.com/animals/endangered-species/sloths-dirty-bum-fur-grows-nutritious-algae-140121.htm
"The soiled fur of sloths attracts moths, which then die and rot and contribute to the growth of tasty algae gardens."

The sloth and the moth: A mutually beneficial relationship
http://royalsociety.org/news/2014/sloths-moths-mutualisms/
"In research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B scientists have uncovered a mutually beneficial relationship between sloths, moths and algae which enables sloths to maintain their leaf-eating lifestyle."

A syndrome of mutualism reinforces the lifestyle of a sloth
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1778/20133006
"Arboreal herbivory is rare among mammals."

Shasta Ground Sloth
http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/exhibits/mystery/fg_giantsloth.html
"Giant ground sloths have to be among the strangest mammals that ever walked on Earth."

Why Sloths Leave the Trees to Poop
http://www.livescience.com/42744-why-sloths-leave-trees-to-poop.html
"Sloths are the quintessential couch potatoes of the rainforest, and these sluggish tree-dwellers also serve as a hotel for moths and algae."

Fun Facts About Sloths
http://www.livescience.com/27612-sloths.html
"Known for being a sedentary tree-dwelling mammal, the sloth rarely moves at all spending much of its day hanging upside-down from tree limps."

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