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Two-Toed Sloth

Choloepus hoffmanni


This is a spotting of a Hoffmann's two-toed sloth, one of two species of two-toed sloth, and the only one living in Central America. It was spotted hanging upside down from a branch slowly eating leaves. It was moving around the branch at an extremely slow pace. Sloths generally get off a tree only once a week to urinate and defecate.


Tree branch in a rural part of Cahuita, very close to Playa Grande.


Spotted in Cahuita, Costa Rica.

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Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 19, 2015
Submitted on May 3, 2015

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