MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: How far can a three-toed sloth turn its head?

Date: Tue Feb 17 20:47:55 2004
Posted By: Dave Williams, Science Department Chair, Valencia Community College
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1075943701.Zo

It took some doing but with the help of my colleague Steve Myers here 
at Valencia Community College we contacted experts on mammals 
until we got a definitive answer.

According to Don E. Wilson in the Division of Mammals at the 
Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to say that the the 
three-toed sloth can turn its head through an arch of 270 degrees 
means 135 in each direction from facing forward, a little less than 
looking straight backwards, as you surmised.

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