The Quiz: What will you likely find in the fur of a sloth?
A Leftover scraps of previous meals
B Trinkets the sloth collects from the jungle floor
C A multitude of sloth moths
A single sloth can be home to over 120 sloth moths at a time. It’s believed the moths feed on the algae that covers sloths. The moths spend their entire adult lives exclusively in the fur. When the sloths lower themselves to the jungle floor to defecate, female moths leave moth eggs in the sloth dung. Once the larvae hatch, they eat the dung, fortifying themselves until they transform into moths. Then they fly up to begin the sloth-moth cycle all over again.
The correct answer to this quiz is A multitude of sloth moths.