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three-toed sloth

Bradypus variegatus

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YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Ahh! So cute!!

espinoza.enoc 9 years ago

Thaks for using this picture on you blog, i m relly proud.
Thanks Kareen

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Espinoza, this awesome spotting is featured in the Project Noah today, which is on "Masters of Disguise"!

espinoza.enoc 9 years ago

thanks, i don´t how to doit but i will try.

KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely spot!
You should consider adding this spotting to the Symbiotic Relationships mission -
(from Wikipedia) Sloth fur exhibits specialized functions: the outer hairs grow in a direction opposite from that of other mammals. In most mammals hairs grow toward the extremities, but because sloths spend so much time with their legs above their bodies, their hairs grow away from the extremities in order to provide protection from the elements while the sloth hangs upside down. In most conditions, the fur hosts two species of symbiotic cyanobacteria, which provide camouflage. Because of the cyanobacteria, sloth fur is a small ecosystem of its own, hosting many species of non-parasitic insects.

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 16, 2012
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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