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The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 11:57am On Sep 16
Okay, i know you already have tortoises e and snails up in your mind as contenders for number 1 spot but let's find out where this animals truly occupy in our top 10.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by Uzomacharles: 12:03pm On Sep 16
Chameleon
Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by DICKstractor(m): 12:07pm On Sep 16
undecided
Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:07pm On Sep 16
10. MANATEE/SEA COWS

it's definitely one of the weirdest marine inhabitant you can find.
Manatees live in shallow waters hence they merely float which is zero use of energy they store and what do they do all the time?
Eating and Resting daily, fortunately they don't have a natural predator (who really wants to sink their teeth in this guys?) so they hardly worry or stress over such.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by Kriss216: 12:09pm On Sep 16
For me, snail remains the slowest.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by ThreeEyedRaven: 12:10pm On Sep 16
Slug.. and the koala of Zootopia

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by Sirmwill: 12:10pm On Sep 16
Naaah
The Animals in Aso rock are the slowest
Animals oooo grin

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:14pm On Sep 16
9.THE GILA MONSTER

They live majority of their life buried underneath the ground, this highly venomous lizard store their fats within their body after consuming half their body size so they can rest, sleep and hide from predators and not bother for food for long periods.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:18pm On Sep 16
8.LORIS


Adorable eyes, weird human like hands and venomous bite, the medium size primate found in southern Asia takes the number 8 spot.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:21pm On Sep 16
7.SEA HORSE


This special variety of fish rarely move alot thanks to their body structure and would normally prefer to stay where they are over their lifetime.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:24pm On Sep 16
6.THE BANANA SLUG


This special variety of the gastropods cause movement through muscular contraction which makes them one of the slowest animal species. Most of all time this slugs lay under the ground for feeding and laying eggs and can do so for years. In such a way slugs completely put away movement from one place to another

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by chival(f): 12:25pm On Sep 16
ThreeEyedRaven:
Slug.. and the koala of Zootopia

That was actually a sloth.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:30pm On Sep 16
5.KOALA BEAR


some of you must have already guessed this marsupials had to be here, yes truly they are.
Terrible eye sights and strangely not in any way related to bears, this adorable tree huggers are sub category of mammals called marsupial.
The strong limbs and claws of koala bear help them to climb on trees in no time and eat leaves of trees. Kola bears are one of slowest animals and because of their poor at eye sight would rather prefer to spend most of the time in trees.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:35pm On Sep 16
4. THE GIANT TORTOISE


Synonyms for cunning wisdom and trickery in fair tales, this.
Tortoises are vertebrate with the longest life span and known for it’s slow movement.
Large body size and heavy shells make movement quite slow but they make up for this with their ability to store water and energy to live without food for a year.
Slow and steady is the motto of this impressive animal.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:39pm On Sep 16
3. THE GARDEN SNAIL


Garden snails or land snails is a member of terrestrial molluscs and Unlike slugs, garden snails have thick coiled shells which makes them so slow in movement making them only capable of moving a few yards in an hour and their preference to make hibernation for years and avoid sunlight gives them the spot 3

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:42pm On Sep 16
2. THE STAR FISH


starfishes can’t move long distance and usually prefer to travel along with ocean currents. Star fishes are as slow with a speed of 0.02 miles per hour. Their star-like body structure itself causes slow movement in the ocean.
Starfishes have neither blood and brain (marine zombie if we think about it)
if they get cut down into pieces then new starfishes wil grow from each of those pieces.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 12:46pm On Sep 16
1. THE THREE TOED SLOTH


Dubbed the slowest animal in the world the three toed sloth can be said to spend a major part of their life within the branches of trees in the tropical rainforests of America.
They are used to eating leaves of trees and conserve more energy through no body movements at all.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by ThreeEyedRaven: 12:56pm On Sep 16
chival:


That was actually a sloth.

Oh yeah.. you're right
Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by illicit(m): 1:12pm On Sep 16
Buhari

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by paulolee(m): 1:27pm On Sep 16
Nigeria economy, e even worst bcoz its going backwards

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by Odunayomi247(m): 1:32pm On Sep 16
na that man for aso rock be the slowest animal on earth as far as I'm concerned

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by Walexdubia(m): 1:43pm On Sep 16
Odunayomi247:
na that man for aso rock be the slowest animal on earth as far as I'm concerned

Lol, u will Pay #5m for what u said... Offensive speech

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by princepee: 2:35pm On Sep 16
Uzomacharles:
Chameleon
when a chameleon is threaten u will know it's not slow, but can actually run very fast.
Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by Uzomacharles: 2:39pm On Sep 16
princepee:
when a chameleon is threaten u will know it's not slow, but can actually run very fast.


But not harmful...

They do that to scare u
Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by ciro11(m): 2:42pm On Sep 16
WriterX:
5.KOALA BEAR


some of you must have already guessed this marsupials had to be here, yes truly they are.
Terrible eye sights and strangely not in any way related to bears, this adorable tree huggers are sub category of mammals called marsupial.
The strong limbs and claws of koala bear help them to climb on trees in no time and eat leaves of trees. Kola bears are one of slowest animals and because of their poor at eye sight would rather prefer to spend most of the time in trees.





Can this attack humans?
Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by Masonkaycares(m): 2:44pm On Sep 16
Am thinking about a human. Are you? If so let's me know in the comment below
Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by ciro11(m): 2:48pm On Sep 16
WriterX:
6.THE BANANA SLUG


This special variety of the gastropods cause movement through muscular contraction which makes them one of the slowest animal species. Most of all time this slugs lay under the ground for feeding and laying eggs and can do so for years. In such a way slugs completely put away movement from one place to another


What still baffles me is how these things manage to survive hot periods with the absence of shells.
Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 2:54pm On Sep 16
ciro11:





Can this attack humans?



Yes they can if they feel threatened but normally they are friendly and like to be left alone

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by Freaktion(m): 2:56pm On Sep 16
ThreeEyedRaven:
Slug.. and the koala of Zootopia
The one from Zootopia is a sloth, not a koala.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by WriterX(m): 2:58pm On Sep 16
ciro11:



What still baffles me is how these things manage to survive hot periods with the absence of shells.
Nature is God's wonder to man.

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Re: The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World by ciro11(m): 3:00pm On Sep 16
WriterX:
Nature is God's wonder to man.

True

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