While rifling through my new favourite blog, 'Ugly Overload' I came across a picture of a two-toed sloth emerging from an outhouse's essential feature.
Considering that sloths are usually in trees, you might think that someone dropped her in there, along with the pup clinging to her belly, as a surprise for the next customer. In fact:
'Two-toed sloths in Peru have begun a recent trend of scampering (can sloths even scamper?) into latrines to eat human waste. Why, you ask? That's a good question, and surprisingly, there are several possible answers. Our feces (or at least, Peruvian feces) might have nutritional value. Maybe it's the insect larvae crawling around on the feces. Or maybe it's all the salt in the urine. Researcher don't know for sure. '
Read more (and see a picture of the unhappy baby sloth) at: