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Sloth Necklace Giveaway

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In honor of International Sloth Day which takes place today, October 19, we’re hosting a giveaway for a beautiful, handcrafted sloth necklace by Mark Poulin Jewelry. This whimsical sterling silver charm measures 5/8th of an inch tall/wide and comes with your choice of a silver-plated or sterling silver cable chain in either 16″, 18″, or 20″. More details >

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Contest is open worldwide until October 28, 12 midnight EST. Winner will be randomly selected on October 28. Prize will be mailed out by Mark Poulin Jewelry via Priority Mail within the United States or First Class Mail for International. We are not responsible for any duties, taxes, or customs fees imposed by the home country.

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91 thoughts on “Sloth Necklace Giveaway

  1. they leave the treetops to defacate only about once a month (or something like that. I could google it but that would be cheating). either way, that would leave me a complete grouch but they always seem to be so calm. I remember when I was at the Baltimore aquarium and a sloth came down to visit in the rainforest section and the guy in front of me had his baseball cap removed by the three-toed sloth. the volunteer explained they were very curious. I thought that was so cute that I wanted an interaction with it.

  2. I think it’s really cool that three-toed sloths have facial coloring that makes them look like they’re always smiling.

  3. Sloths are amazing swimmers and use their longs arms to make broad strokes to get to where they want.

  4. “Sloths have razor sharp claws which world make them the world’s most deadly predator, but only if the world slowed way the !*?# down…”

  5. My favourite fun fact about sloths is that their name is so tricky! Two-toed sloths actually have two FINGERS–all sloths have 3 toes. ^_^

  6. That during the pleistocene epoch they were gigantic how could would that have been to see a giant slow smiling monster!

  7. Sloths hairs grow away from their extremities. This is for protection from the weather as they hang upside down.

  8. Sloths are so strong that when they die sometimes they can still be clinging onto the tree that they were hanging out on.

  9. What I like about sloths is that I can relate them to zombies. Both of these species move ever so slowly, lol!!

  10. The funniest thing about sloths is the females lick the male’s faces before they mate…upside-down.

  11. Favorite fact: Sloths have as low digestive process. It can take a month or more to complete!

  12. My favorite fact about sloths is that they have a 4 part stomach that slowly digests the tough leaves they eat. It can sometimes take up to a month for a sloth to digest his meals.

  13. Since leaves provide little energy, sloths deal with this by a range of economy measures: they have very low metabolic rates (less than half of that expected for a mammal of their size). Obviously, I am related to a sloth!

  14. During the Pliocene and Pleistocene era, there were sloths that weighed over 8,000 lbs and could measure up to 20ft from head to tail.

  15. My favourite thing about sloths is that they are so chilled, weird and cute at the same time. :)

    • Haha the comment above mine was almost the same!
      Here’s another fact, they only go to the bathroom around once a week.

  16. I love sloths and the different kinds. Little blonde ones and brunettes, and even green ones! Sweetest baby faces ever. I hope they can continue to have their numbers grow in South America.

  17. I like the fact that they look so cute and seem to always be amused, but them they have those extremely long claws, which scares me? Like, are you cut or are your deadly? What are you doing sir? Stop playing mind games sloths.

  18. The sloth’s long claws are well-suited to an arboreal life but hamper its mobility on the ground, leaving it vulnerable to predators.

  19. I think it’s interesting that sloths can take a month to digest a meal. Talk about slow metabolism.

  20. I love the way the slooooowly move, their sweet round eyes and the smiling face…
    Also the way they hang on the trees is really cute ^^ :)

  21. They have super sharp claws – so as sweet and cuddly as they aren’t – don’t mess with ‘em too much :)

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  23. I don’t know that this is a favorite fact of mine about the sloths lol, but sloths get this really serene and happy (more so than normal), kind of dreamy look on their faces when they’re going poop. I guess anyone would after a week of holding it haha! I love sloths <3

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  24. I admire the sloth, he’s in no hurry. He enjoys life and lives it like we all should. Slow down, enjoy the trees, relax and be happy.

  25. Sloths are such interesting creatures! They live the majority of their lives in the trees, only coming down a few times per week!

  26. They have this weirdly content look on their face and give you the feeling that everything will be alright.

  27. I love how the little baby sloths claw from the womb and latch onto the mums hair straight away. So cute!

  28. I love that they have such a cute face, and that they sleep a lot, I would love to be a sloth lol.

  29. I find it funny, but in my country sloth is called leniwiec, which literally means the lazy one;).

  30. My fave fact about Sloths is that they live in trees so well they even mate while hanging from tree branches!

  31. My favorite fact about sloths is: They move so slow and so little that moss grows on them :D

  32. my favorite fact … my best friend failed her 5th grade essay when she chose to write about sloths :) … i would love to give her this! she would love it! …oh and we were in 5th grade like 20 years ago… but it still makes us laugh!! :)

  33. I love them because they’re lazy, which is pretty much what i am. Sloth’s are my spirit animals. Nobody gives them crap for being lazy.

  34. I think it’s fascinating that the sloth rarely moves at all spending much of its day hanging upside-down from tree limbs. Some days I’d rather sit in a tree all day too!

  35. Thousands of years ago, very large sloths lived on the ground in North America. Their fossils tell us some were as large as elephants, had claws and ate leaves much like present-day sloths.

  36. This necklace is super cute!!! The actress Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) got a sloth as a present from her partner and cried! The interview is on Ellen – if you have a spare 5 minutes google it! Thanks for the chance to win this! x

  37. Well it was that my boyfriend’s daughter likes them, but now that I’m reading all these interesting facts I’m significantly more fascinated!

  38. I love that they’re so innocent-looking also sooo zen-spirited, they’re never in rush :) calm and pretty peaceful creatures :)