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To swim underwater, sloths can hold their breath for 40 minutes.
These creatures, renowned for their peaceful lifestyle, like going for a swim. Even though a sloth travels 2 meters per minute on land, it can travel 5 times quicker in the water! Because of their sluggish metabolic rate, animals can go for extended periods without breathing.
In 1931, a scientist decided to undertake an experiment in which he raised a monkey as if it were a person.