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Three-toed sloth

Bradypus variegatus

Description:

The three toed sloth is common here and when we find them crossing a road my husband usually moves them off the road to safety. I love the expression on their faces.

Habitat:

The three-toed sloth, unlike most other mammals, does not fully maintain a constant body temperature, and this limits it to warm environments.

Notes:

The three-toed sloths are tree-living mammals from South and Central America. They are the only members of the genus Bradypus and the family Bradypodidae. There are four living species of three-toed sloths. These are the Brown-throated Sloth, the Maned Sloth, the Pale-throated Sloth, and the Pygmy Three-toed Sloth.

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38 Comments (1–25)

Leighannimal
Leighannimal a year ago

He needs a free hugs sign :)

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel a year ago

haha! that's perfect :D

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Wonderful series! It seems to common to see them in roads; glad that you and Raimundo move them out of the way! http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/121...

Congratulations on your SOTD!

WindyA
WindyA a year ago

Nice Rachelle !

Congratulations Rachelle wonderful series :)

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman a year ago

WOW!!!

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez a year ago

I would love to see one!

Congratulations for SOTD, sloths are really cool animals.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano a year ago

Congrats!!!!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez a year ago

Congratulations Rachelle. Nice to know there are concerned citizens helping our wildlife survive. Nice series.

KarenL
KarenL a year ago

Well done Rachelle!

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W a year ago

Congratulations

Jeannette
Jeannette a year ago

Congratulations :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congrats Rachelle!

adrika.2612
adrika.2612 a year ago

wow! congrats!:)

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

Congrats!! Cool spotting!!

Atul
Atul a year ago

congrats !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

Congratulations!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga a year ago

Congratulations!

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Great spotting and nice work by your husband. Congratulations!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens a year ago

Congrats on your SOTD award

williefromwi
williefromwi a year ago

Congrats on your SOTD award

Yasser
Yasser a year ago

Congratulations on earning a Spotting of the Day with this adorable sloth series. We're so happy you were there to help it to safety. Thanks for all the wonderful contributions and we hope to see more soon!

"Three-toed Sloths cannot walk on all four limbs so they use their front arms and claws to drag themselves across the rain forest floor, or in this case, the road."

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KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Hi Rachelle! Please can you add the scientific name in edit so this can come off of the unidentified list. Thanks!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 2 years ago

Nice! They are so awkward on the ground. Great series!

Panamá, Panama

Lat: 9.17, Long: -79.42

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

Spotted for mission

Reference

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