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Two-toed Sloth (Juvenile)

Choloepus didactylus

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In the finca I stayed in near La Cruz, this baby sloth fell from a tree and was rejected by the mother. The family adopted it and fed it with Goat's milk from a baby's bottle, 3 times a day. It was thriving, and when this photo was taken, it was 6 months old.

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22 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

a very belated thanks bayucca for that information...

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

The hairs are actually VERY soft!

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Wow thanks bayucca... must have missed this post. Wonderful photos! Seems the hair on the 2-toed sloth is not so curly, but still so soft.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Ardarsha B S...

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

yes iness1, he was adorable.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Adorable :)

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks to all who fav'd this gorgeous little sloth.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Mona... You are welcome.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Rieko

BarbaraSing
BarbaraSing 8 years ago

What an amazing experience!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Abandoned sloth kid, fallen from a tree. Mothers do usually not rescue them, too dangerous for themselves! This kid was afterwards brought to a sloth sanctury, where they nurse them with very good chances for survival and re-integretion into the wilderness.
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Actually a VERY smooth "fur"...

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

It's so cute, very nice series. Thank you for sharing Pamsai..

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Precious pictures. Thank you so much for sharing.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Maria, you can't imaging how beautiful it was! Cuddling it and feeding made the heart happy... And the hair was still soft and silky.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Beautiful!

eh!eh!i imagine we haved several little cats needing milk,it's very cute ,but a Baby Sloth it is hapiness :-)

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Yes Gilma, it is my favourite also. Pity the exposure was so dark. I had to lighten it a lot and thought it unsuitable for the front photo.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Oh Antonio, you can't imagine how cute it was in real life! And it drank milk from that bottle just like a baby.

That is the cutest Baby Sloth I ever seen!! All the pictures are great but I love #6 Thank you for sharing, pansai.

Wow Pam what a cute face,it's realy lovely,beautiful spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

hehehe... thanks Shanna. Doing it late at night, I guess I pasted into the wrong place! Removed it... Thanks for drawing my attention to it...

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Oh my goodness Pam, that adorable face!!!!!! What an amazing experience for you. (What's the bit about the bats though?)

pamsai
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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 6, 2013
Submitted on Sep 30, 2013

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