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Sloth vs. Koala

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Main Difference

The main difference between Sloth and Koala is that the Sloth is a suborder of mammals and Koala is a marsupial.

Wikipedia
  • Sloth (noun)

    Laziness; slowness in the mindset; disinclination to action or labour.

  • Sloth (noun)

    A herbivorous, arboreal South American mammal of the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, noted for its slowness and inactivity.

  • Sloth (noun)

    A collective term for a group of bears.

  • Sloth (verb)

    To be idle; to idle (away time).

  • Koala (noun)

    A tree-dwelling marsupial, Phascolarctos cinereus, that resembles a small bear with a broad head, large ears and sharp claws, mainly found in eastern Australia.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Sloth (noun)

    Slowness; tardiness.

  • Sloth (noun)

    Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness.

  • Sloth (noun)

    Any one of several species of arboreal edentates constituting the family Bradypodidæ, and the suborder Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and long prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth (see Illust. of Edentata), and the ears and tail are rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and Mexico.

  • Sloth (verb)

    To be idle.

  • Koala (noun)

    A tailless furry marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus), found in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of her neck. Called also Australian bear, koala bear, native bear, and native sloth. The koala lives almost all of its life in trees, moves sluggishly like a sloth, and eats eucalyptus leaves almost exclusively.

Webster Dictionary
  • Sloth (noun)

    a disinclination to work or exert yourself

  • Sloth (noun)

    any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits

  • Sloth (noun)

    apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  • Koala (noun)

    sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with gray furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark

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