Informative Speech Outline About Sloths Essay

637 Words Jul 12th, 2013 3 Pages
Alicia Pennington
Hobbs
Speech
6 March 2013
All about Sloths
Have any of you ever seen or heard of something about a Sloth? (Attention Getter) Well, actually a lot of people don’t know anything let alone one thing about a Sloth. (Audience Adaptation) Whenever I say to someone that my favorite animal is a Sloth, they rarely know what they look like or anything about them. (Credibility) Today, I will be informing you of all the things you could know about Sloths. (Thesis) I will tell you about where they live, what they eat, the different species, what they look like, how they reproduce, and their conservation status. (Preview)
1. Now to get started, the first thing you need to know about sloths is where they live.
a) Sloths
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a) Don’t worry, the average litter size is just one baby.
b) The female sloth only has a gestation period of between 4 and 5 months.
c) Sloths are solitary animals, so they only come together to mate.
6. Finally, the Conservation status of a Sloth is endangered.
a) Sloths are hunted by jaguars, harpy eagles, and people.
b) Dangers like deforestation and urbanization threaten their lives.
You now know all the main points about sloths like where they live, what they eat, the different species, what they look like, how they reproduce, and their conservation status. Hopefully you learned something new today, and the next time you hear someone say their favorite animal is a sloth, don’t be surprised because they are very cute and interesting animals.
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