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What a fun Hiking Tank Top with a sloth as the hiker. If you love hiking and you happen to also love sloths and get the irony of this shirt, you will love this unisex tank top.
This must-have unisex tank fits like a well-loved favorite. High quality print makes it an ultimate statement shirt for years to come.
- Retail fit
- 100% Soft cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
- Extra Light fabric (3.8 oz/yd² (110 g/m²))
- Runs true to size
- Only available in 1 color
FuN FAcTs About Hiking:
Hiking is popular all over the world, as a hobby for sport enthusiasts. This outdoor activity, enjoying the fresh air and mountains is a part of mountaineering, which consists of walking, trekking, and climbing mountains. Apart from bringing many health benefits, hiking is also an excellent way of recreation. There is no better season than autumn for enjoying the mountains. If you are a hiking lover, you’ve probably asked yourself how it all began.
Mountaineering is a very broad term because it is not limited with rules or ideologies. It is an integral part of physical education, but not a sport because there is no competitive element. Mountaineering increases and extends knowledge, physical ability, resourcefulness, adaptability and the ability to live in the collective.
One could say that hiking as an outdoor activity was developed during the Stone Age, about half a million years ago. Just about when mankind learned how to stand upright and walk. Hiking and walking – once a means of hunting and surviving and today – fun and recreation. It is pretty hard to say when exactly that happened.
According to many articles about hiking, the idea of taking a walk in the countryside for pleasure developed in the 18th-century, and appeared because of changing attitudes to the landscape and nature, associated with the Romantic Movement. Isn’t it a good thing to live in our century? We can enjoy fresh mountain air and not be labelled as poor. On the contrary, there is no higher power and fortune than the one you gain by walking through the nature. But hey, that’s just my humble opinion. I just hope there are many of you out there who think the same. On the other hand, nowadays, hiking is a multi-billion dollar industry with millions worldwide going hiking every year.
FuN FAcTs About Sloths:
No creature in the animal kingdom is as chill as the tree-dwelling sloth. They spend their days hanging from branches, munching on leaves, sleeping and even going for the occasional swim. What's not to love?
Though sloths are considered either two-toed or three-toed, all sloths have three toes on their hind limbs. The difference is actually in the forelimbs, on which the two-toed sloth has two fingers. The discrepancy comes from the Spanish-to-English translation of two-toed sloth, "Perezoso de Dos Dedos." "Dedos" means "fingers" but was mistranslated to "toes."
Millions of years ago, some ancestors of today's sloths were the size of elephants. Ground sloths, as they are called, used to roam the earth and graze from the treetops. They are believed to have once roamed across South and North America.
Sloths are considered the slowest mammals on the planet. But they are excellent swimmers and can move three times as fast in water than on land. Sloths are efficient swimmers thanks to their long arms.
Sloths must climb out of their protective tree habitats and come close to the ground to use the bathroom. Once a week, they climb down the trunks of their tree homes to the same spot, grip the tree and defecate. Because they're creatures of habit, this is their most vulnerable time as they are very susceptible to predators.
Sloths have adapted very long and strong claws with a grip that can stay hanging onto tree branches even while the animal is sleeping. In fact, some sloths have been found to have died while still hanging by their claws.
Sloths move so slowly that algae grows on their fur, turning some sloths a fuzzy green color. But did you know their fur is also home to a whole host of other creatures? Sloths are covered in ticks, beetles, moths, mites and hundreds of other bugs.
Besides the danger that humans can exert on the habitats of sloths, they also have to watch out for jaguars, snakes and eagles. Luckily, their slow-moving nature and the green algae they grow on their fur acts to camouflage them from predators. If they are confronted, they defend themselves by lashing out with their claws.
Sloths only eat leaves and — sparingly — fruit, which leaves them with very little nutrition and calories for energy. One of the reasons the sloth moves so slowly is that it needs to conserve the limited energy they get from their diets. They have a very slow metabolic rate — about half the normal rate of other mammals their size.
Sloths spend most of their lives hanging upside down from the treetops. Because it's not always easy to see when you're upside down, some species of sloth — mainly the pygmy three-toed sloth — have evolved the ability to twist their necks and turn their heads almost 360 degrees.
There is a misconception that sloths spend most of their lives sleeping. In fact, new research shows that wild sloths only spend about 10 hours of their day asleep, not 20 hours as was previously thought. It's the captive sloths that tend to spend more time sleeping.
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