Why Are Sloths So Slow?

“For sloths, it’s one that works and is based primarily on metabolism and adapting to that change!¬†Sloths are eating incredibly poor food. Plants do everything they possibly can to guard against being eaten, from tying up material in difficult to digest things like cellulose or lignin to producing compounds to actively reduce the efficiency of […]

Humans are Altricial and Precocial

“When we discuss life history of animals, we discuss them as altricial or precocial. Altricial animals produce large number of offspring with a relatively small energetic investment in each one; therefore, the offspring are born pretty weak and many will probably die. Cats, mice, dogs – any animal that produces a litter is probably altricial. […]