Iconic Skeletons: Giant Ground Sloth

The Giant Ground Sloth, Eremotherium eomigrans, is the largest sloth to disperse from South America into North America during the Great American Interchange roughly 3 million years ago. Armed with large claws, this specimen stands at 15 feet tall, and is estimated to have weighed more than 3 tons. Come see this ancient giant in the Florida Museum of Natural History “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land” exhibit today!