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Brown-throated Sloth

Bradypus variegatus

Description:

It had come down from the trees onto the beach.

Habitat:

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

1 Species ID Suggestions

Brown-throated Sloth
Bradypus variegatus Brown-throated sloth


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44 Comments (1–25)

Michael_Mahoney
Michael_Mahoney 7 years ago

Thanks!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Oh my goodness! How amazing! I would love to see a sloth swim Gilma.

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 7 years ago

Amazing ...

Adrián Encontrado
Adrián Encontrado 7 years ago

is it covered in moss?

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 7 years ago

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.... ; )

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

WOW! It doesn't even look real. I didn't know some had green fur. Awesome!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

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.

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LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

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.

Michael_Mahoney
Michael_Mahoney 7 years ago

I'm pretty sure the sloth was fine. They come down from the trees to deficate, so...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wonderful find and shots so rare to find them on the grown :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Was he sick? That is really weird behavior for a sloth.

emanuelgoyco
emanuelgoyco 7 years ago

Son lindos por que son feos ! heheh

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Insanely adorable! Amazing spotting!

Michael_Mahoney
Michael_Mahoney 7 years ago

Well thanks everyone!

Michael_Mahoney
Michael_Mahoney 8 years ago

Well thanks everyone!

NICE.ONE
NICE.ONE 8 years ago

Nice pic

ellojasper45
ellojasper45 8 years ago

10 years ago

ellojasper45
ellojasper45 8 years ago

ampogi ko

ellojasper45
ellojasper45 8 years ago

Ampogi ko

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wonderful!

KakyoinNoriaki
KakyoinNoriaki 8 years ago

COOL!!!

KakyoinNoriaki
KakyoinNoriaki 8 years ago

More than 1 hour it costs to be able to make your needs that unau.

DanielleZigulich
DanielleZigulich 8 years ago

Damn! Awesome pic Michael!

Michael_Mahoney
Spotted by
Michael_Mahoney

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 1, 2011
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012

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