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Brown-throated Three-toed sloth

Bradypus variegatus

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Brown-throated Three-toed sloth
Bradypus variegatus Brown-throated sloth

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Kevin Scheiber
Kevin Scheiber 12 years ago

awesome!!!!ha ha i think its smiling.

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Thank you for the extra information Raimundo! Unfortunately seeing a sloth across the road in not unusual in Central and South America, as more roads now go through their habitat and forces them into crossing.

Raimundo 12 years ago

Yes i did! Was on one of the most dangerous roads in panama , it's called Bocas del Toro road. When I saw this guy I park my car next to a curve so cars could speed down and the in went to the other part of the road to make signs and let this sloth out ! Took around 5 minutes

OnengDyah 12 years ago


KarenL 12 years ago

Great spot! Unusual to see a sloth in the road though & rather worrying as they move so slowly it is likely to get hit by traffic.
The green fur is caused by a species of moss that only grows in the fur of sloths! It benefits from the habitat & provides the sloth with camouflage. There is even a species of moth that only lives in the moss on sloths fur! Please add this tpo the Symbiotic Relationships mission.

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Hi Raimundo, and welcome to Project Noah! I hope someone made sure he got safely off the road... too many sloths loose their life to traffic as their habitat gets affected.

williefromwi 12 years ago

nice spotting, I hope this beautiful sloth was able to live on made it across this road.

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Spotted on Apr 12, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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