Slothoween and Things that Go Bump in the Night
When you think of Halloween, sloths may not be the first creatures that come to mind. These “serial chillers” may not immediately strike fear in the hearts of children but have you ever seen a sloth creeping around at night?
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Spirits of the night
Legends abound about creatures that haunt the night. Sometimes this can lead to some misunderstandings, as in the case of the endangered Aye-Aye. This strange lemur of the night is often killed upon sight because of the belief that they will bring bad luck to a community.
Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), like sloths, are also cathemeral. Although adorable during the day, their haunting calls echo throughout the night. In fact, the name lemur comes from the Roman word “lemures” meaning “spirits of the unburied dead.” With their glowing orange eyes and spooky sounds, they definitely live up to their name!
Whether you enjoy carving pumpkins, sharing scary stories, or stuffing yourself with candy, there are many ways to celebrate Halloween. To get in the “spirit”, here are some our favorite spooky sloth facts and Halloween sloth puns (we apologize in advance for a couple of them).
Spooky sloth facts
Sloths are blind in bright daylight. During the day their pupils can be as small as pinpoints but during the night their pupils expand to an impressive size!
Three-fingered sloths can turn their heads 270 degrees! They are able to do this due to two extra vertebrae in their necks, which help them to reach those difficult leaves without having to move their whole body.
Wild sloths often have hundreds of insects living in their fur! Their hair is home to the sloth moth – a special species of moth that is found nowhere else on planet Earth!
There used to be a type of sloth, known as the giant ground sloth, that was 20 feet from head to tail and weighed up to 4 tons!
A sloth can fall from over 100 feet without breaking a single bone! Their miraculous ability to withstand falls from such great heights comes from the fact they have almost double the amount of ribs as we do!
- What do sloths and zombies have in common?
-They are both “creepy” and sleepy.
- Who do you call to solve a sloth mystery?
- What do you call a sloth who dressed up as a ninja for Halloween?
-A lean green fighting machine.
- Why did the sloth have a bad Halloween?
-They only managed to visit one house.
- What happened to the sloth’s Halloween candy?
-They had to leaf it behind.
- What’s a sloth’s favorite superhero?
- What’s the sloth’s favorite Star Wars character?
- What did the sloth go as for Halloween?
- What did the sloth say when they arrived at the house for candy?
-Trick or sleep? Give me some good leaves to eat!
Wishing you a happy Slothoween from the SloCo team!