panama_monster_animalnewyork-1 Although no one knows for sure, the general consensus on the Panama Monster is that it’s a sloth. But what did the strange creature really die of and why did it lose all its hair? Scientists may have inadvertently solved the mystery: “The remains of an ancient HIV-like virus have been discovered in the genome of the two-toed sloth [Choloepus hoffmanni] by a team led by Oxford University scientists.” So if you’re heroin buddy is a slimy two-toed sloth, remember not to share needles with it. |ScienceDaily|