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Three-toed sloth/perezoso de tres dedos

Bradypus variegatus


Three-toed sloth protecting her young


Dry forests, rain forests, riparian forests and mature secondary forests


This three-toed sloth was spotted just along the road from Puerto Jimenez to Carate, on the way to Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. Her young is showing up on the second shot.

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DanielePralong 11 years ago

A belated thank you, Yuko!

YukoChartraw 11 years ago


DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thank you all! Curator of Good, I have added this spotting to the mission.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

very nice.

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 11 years ago

Great shots.
You should add this spotting to the new group I'm trying to grow - Sloths -

bayucca 11 years ago


DanielePralong 12 years ago

Thank you Karen! Unfortunately the green algae/mould are not so visible on this one... I hope the others get entered in the symbiotic relationship mission!

KarenL 12 years ago

Lovely spot!

Leslie4 12 years ago

Thanks! This seems like a really cool website. I'll definitely post pics of him soon...I'm just going through all the pics I took.

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Thanks for your comment Leslie4,and welcome to Project Noah! What a coincidence! If you have pictures I hope you'll post them... I'm still to see a two-toed sloth in the wild.

Leslie4 12 years ago

We were incredibly lucky to see a three-toed sloth on our way to El Remanso on this same road, and then the two-toed sloth on our way back to Puerto Jimenez when we left a week later!

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Thanks Juan and MJ! This was pure luck, especially with the young. I never saw another one, even after one day on a platform scrutinizing the tree tops...

Ive seen a three toed sloth once in Tiputini National Park here in Ecuador, but it was at the top of a veru high tree so I can only see it with binoculars, you were lucky to spotted this slow motion moving animal, the three toed is larger tha the two toed, if you see one, you have to take a picture and share it with us

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Thanks Vanessa! With 2 trips to Costa Rica this remains my only sloth sighting in the wild. And the two-toed sloth still eludes me...

VanessaVermaak 12 years ago

Thats is an awesome sighting!

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 10, 2007
Submitted on Apr 18, 2011

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