|“||The sloth is vulnerable. And man will be quick to exploit its innocent nature.||”|
Physical appearance and biologyEdit
This sloth was physically very similar to the closely related Megatherium, but a little slimmer and sleeker, with a less stocky build.
Behaviour and traitsEdit
Unfamiliar with the new species, the sloth did not know to run or fight, making them slow and easy targets for hunters with spears.
A single sloth is browsing the trees in the snow when a pair of humans come across it. Having never seen such an animal before, the humans are wary, but refrain from attacking. Amazed, they move closer to watch it, and the sloth, having studied them for a moment, decides they are not a danger.
Another group of humans approach from the opposite direction; hunters wielding spears. The original humans hide, and watch as the sloth is ambushed and killed. Seemingly horrified, the pair flee.
- Giant Ground Sloth (Eternal Frontier) image gallery.
Behind the scenesEdit
Wikipedia use to identify the animal as an Eremotherium.Eremotherium is mentioned in Monsters we Met: Man's Battle with Prehistoric Animals, but so is Megatherium. Both are mentioned near an image of the ground sloth from the episode, making positive identification difficult. However the American version identifies it as Paramylodon (Harlan's Ground Sloth) meaning this ground sloth is most likely the one shown.