Trivia: The Sleepiest Animal in the World

The sleepiest animal in the world is the koala, who sleeps 22 hours a day.

Next is the sloth (20 hours), armadillo and opossum (tied at 19 hours each), lemur (16 hours), then hamster and squirrel (tied at 14 hours each).

How about cats? Though some cats can sleep up to 20 hours a day, the average cat sleeps 13 hours a day. In comparison to koalas, cats are downright energetic!


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I'm upset with this list. What about ferrets? They spend from 16 to 18 hours sleeping each day! I know it because it is the time I spend watching them sleep hahaha
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Koalas sleep so much because eucalyptus, their main food of choice, has basically the same effect as giving a human marijuana, they're pretty much stoned as they cling onto that tree. That's also why the main cause of death of koalas is falling out of the tree.
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