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Slothy Sunday: Sloths, sloths everywhere

February 3, 2019

Did you know that sloths are some of the most common mammals in the rain forest?

hough spotting a wild sloth can be a challenge (they live in trees after all), sloths are actually among the best-adapted creatures in the rain forest. The mammals spend almost their entire lives in trees, which shields them from their natural predators, and biologists estimate that sloths make up more than half the total biomass of rain forests in Central and South America.

Of the six known species of sloths, only two are considered endangered — the maned sloth (Bradypus torquatus) from Brazil and the Pygmy sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus), which only exists on one small island off the coast of Panama.


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