Eremotherium Giant Ground Sloth | Curiosity Trek!

Millions of years ago, massive prehistoric creatures roamed the earth. Host Andrew travels down to the Charleston Museum to see the remains of one animal which was native to the southeast – the Eremotherium Giant Ground Sloth. This enormous skeleton is not only eye-catching - it inspires awe for Charleston Museum visitors! The Eremotherium resided in South America and North America’s southeast until changes in the earth’s climate caused this animal’s extinction. 

Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson joins Andrew to discuss the Eremotherium’s time on earth.  

A closer look at this Eremotherium sloth skeleton is available on! 

Curiosity Trek! tells the stories of historic people and events through the artifacts left behind. The series highlights more than just objects of significant historical value but also the strange and the bizarre! The people tied to these objects may be gone, but their stories live on through these artifacts.