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The sloth inhabits the tropical rainforest biome. The biome is warm, wet, and humid. The average temperature is 25ºC. The average amount of rainfall is 100 (+) inches. There are no season in the rainforest, except for two. The 'Dry' season and 'Wet' Season.There are four main layers in the rainforest, the forest floor, the understory layer, the canopy layer, and lastly the emergent layer. Most sloths tend to inhabit the canopy layer.ت

Competition - one example of competition is monkeys competeing for trees with the most fruit.

Mutualism - Leaf cutter ants and fungus are an example of this relationship. The ants protect the fungi from pests and mold and also feed it with small pieces of leaves. The ants keep their larvae in the fungi which protects it and feeds it.

Parasitism - The strangler fig starts out life growing on a branch of a tree. It grows both downwards towards the ground and upwards to the sky, while also winding around the tree. The strangler fig kills the tree by stealing sunlight and root space after enveloping it.

Predation - One of example of predation isthe sloth being executed by a Harpy Eagle.Commensalism - An example of commensalism is bacteria on the sloth that is being eaten by the algae growing on the sloth. The algae is benefited while the sloth is not benefited or harmed.

Trophic Level - Sloths are primary and secondary consumers. Their diet consist of leaves, small bugs, and some plants and fruit.Sloths are consumed by eagles, pumas, and jaguars.


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