To digest cenlulose in plants, the leaf-eating stomach must have a system of symbiotic microorganisms. Camping Sloth hiking team we will get there when we get there shirt These microorganisms break down leaves, creating nutrients for sloths to use. In return, the sloth body is the shelter for microorganisms.
It is explained that this phenomenon of starvation is due to the low body temperature. The microorganisms cannot function in such cold conditions, stopping digestion. The sloth thus has no nutrition but loses its life.