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It had come down from the trees onto the beach.
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Oh my goodness! How amazing! I would love to see a sloth swim Gilma.
is it covered in moss?
what an amazing thing to see
Oh, also the thing in it's back?!.....It is a male and can be identified by a black stripe surrounded by orange fur on its back between the shoulders. : )
(One of those times when editing would come handy!!)
Lovely three-toed sloth. Did you know that...
They can walk along the ground, and even swim and that they descend once every eight days or so to defecate in the soil.? that could be what he was doing or perhaps going for a swim.... ; )
WOW! It doesn't even look real. I didn't know some had green fur. Awesome!
Fun fact! Sloths move so slow that moss grows in their fur! As well as providing camouflage for the sloth, the moss supports several species of moths that have evolved to live exclusively in this unique natural environment, and millions of other parasites and microbes.
I am so glad to know he was fine. It's a wonderful picture for admiring all his green algae. A great example of symbiotic camouflage.
I'm pretty sure the sloth was fine. They come down from the trees to deficate, so...
Wonderful find and shots so rare to find them on the grown :)
Was he sick? That is really weird behavior for a sloth.
Son lindos por que son feos ! heheh
Insanely adorable! Amazing spotting!
10 years ago
More than 1 hour it costs to be able to make your needs that unau.
Damn! Awesome pic Michael!
Spotted on Jan 1, 2011
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012
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