If not for giant sloths, we might not have avocados to enjoy today.
Prehistoric ground sloths first appeared around 35 million years ago. Dozens of species lived across North, Central and South America, alongside other ancient creatures like mastodons and giant armadillos. Some ground sloths, like the megalonychid, were cat-sized, but many were massive. The Megalonyx weighed about a ton, and that was small compared to megatherium, which could reach six metric tons, as much as an elephant. They ambled through the forests and savannas using their strong arms and sharp claws to uproot plants and climb trees, grazing on grasses, leaves, and prehistoric avocados. Smaller animals couldn’t swallow the avocado’s huge seed, but the sloths could,and they spread avocado trees far and wide.
I’m so excited to announce that I was selected as one of the top ten finalists for #TheEssies! I decided to submit these avocado nails that I did last summer and I’m so glad that I did! Thanks to @essie and thanks to all of you for your support and kind comments over the years! I wouldn’t be here without you! 😄💗🥑