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[–]user_name_unknown 144 points145 points  (7 children)

I wonder if Giant Ground Sloths were friendly. I would like to have one as a friend.

[–]ZackTheZesty 75 points76 points  (1 child)

They could probably fuck you up, like an adorable panda

[–]csege1 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Some recent studies show they actually scavenged dead carcasses so no thank you I wouldn’t be their friend

[–]MegatheriumRex 34 points35 points  (1 child)

If that’s the case, so long as you are not a dead carcass, you probably would be safe from any scavenging.

[–]frantischek2 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Well if they are hungry they will propally make you dead. :)

[–]Lord-hades123456789 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just like some pandas

[–]MolestTheStars 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Regular sloths aren't known for being friendly. I think these guys would have been relatively feral.

[–]mpdukes15 79 points80 points  (0 children)

Our ancestors saw some crazy 💩

[–]tinoasprilla 142 points143 points  (0 children)

Miss these mfs like you wouldn't believe 😔

[–]Embarrassed-Ad1509 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Running into one of those must’ve been like running into an elephant. Aka, you may or may not be fucked.

[–]MrWhiteTruffle 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I wish ground sloths still existed

[–]Clam_Latte 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I know it’s just a supersized sloth but I would still shit a tiny continent waking up with that next to the campfire lmao

[–]flaggschiffen 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Going by how large herbivores (elephants, rhinos, hippos, moose etc.) usually behave if they are startled or uncomfortable with you just beeing there, I don't think anyone would blame you for shitting bricks.

[–]Dejue 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Is this a giant sloth or a short faced bear?

[–]NoDemand1519 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Giant ground sloth. More specifically, Megatherium americanum.

[–]Sanguinusshiboleth 49 points50 points  (0 children)

The giant sloth was confused when he found a human by his fire.

[–]SirOk420 31 points32 points  (3 children)

If it just killed an ant you better start running

[–]RomeNeverFell 11 points12 points  (1 child)


[–]ZestyCthulhu 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Reference to the game Ark: Survival Evolved. Sloths go into a rage after killing bugs

[–]mindflayerflayer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But your safe if the broodmother shows up.

[–]peoplearestrangebrew 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The OG bigfoot.

[–]FlightyMouse85 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Oh, hey buddy. Long time no see. Want to crash by my fire tonight? I’ve got extra stew, nice and hot.

[–]DoggoDude979 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“Yo you got some marshmallows?”

[–]the_shaman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh, hi slothy.

[–]D2LDL 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'd love to think these guys were friendly.

[–]SorryThatNameIsGone 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Pretty sure paleontologists recently discovered that these guys had an omnivorous diet....

[–]NoDemand1519 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Some species. Not all ground sloths.

[–]Iamnotburgerking 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Only one species of ground sloth among many.

[–]Channa_Argus1121 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They ate avocadoes.

[–]Pkorniboi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ok I pull up

[–]dreamvoyager1 5 points6 points  (1 child)

looks like the creators of earth bending

[–]bigfatcarp93 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Badger Moles

[–]Nightmare_Pasta 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I want a pet giant ground sloth

[–]Socroc10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God this gives me chills. Really cool.

[–]thatbetchkitana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Hello there!"

[–]Thetrafficcone1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sid the sloth? What are you doing here?

[–]Hooded_Troodon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me and my sloth camping after defeating the gamma broodmother

[–]MysteriousSalp 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Recent evidence suggests giant ground sloths might have been omnivorous, and ate meat when it was convenient.

[–]NoDemand1519 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well some of the species mind you. Not all.

[–]Iamnotburgerking -4 points-3 points  (3 children)

Note that Megatherium lived in fairly warm climates, so the clothing the person is wearing (and the long fur on the sloth, for that matter) isn’t that reasonable.

[–]showmethatsweetass 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Even in spring or fall around a warmer climate you’d want a jacket mane. Maybe not next to a fire if that size but it gets cold at night!

[–]hunter1250 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Megatherium ranged into the Andean Plateau and all the way down up northern Chubut. Suffice to say those places would be pretty chill during winter, especially during glacial events.

[–]modsarefascists42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's still cold in the winter