Sloth watch

So I have recently come back from my 6 week adventure through Central America (lots more posts to come!). Something I was particularly excited for was the chance to see Sloths in Costa Rica! Some I saw in the wild and some I saw at rehabilitation sanctuarys.

Sloth Facts

They have hollow bones to make them lighter so it’s easy for them to climb trees

They poop once a week

They’re very good swimmers

They have beetles, moths and algae that live in their fur to help them camouflage

Their ancestors lived on the ground in North America and were as big as elephants

Three-toed mummy sloth with her baby. I was surprised to see them in such an exposed tree.

Three-toed mummy sloth with her baby. I was surprised to see them in such an exposed tree.

A three-toed sloth. You can see the green on their fur which is the algae.

A three-toed sloth. You can see the green on their fur which is the algae.

A baby two-toed sloth at a rehabilitation centre. His/her mother was killed by a powerline.

A baby two-toed sloth at a rehabilitation centre. His/her mother was killed by a powerline.

A sleeping two-toed sloth.

A sleeping two-toed sloth.

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