Two-toed Sloth

On the move.

A toe-toed sloth unhurriedly stretches as it maneuvers from branch to branch.

There are two types of sloths in Costa Rica: one with two toes and another with three. Often, when one spies an example of either species high up in a tree, the sloth is a motionless ball of matted fur, and it can be difficult to distinguish any features without binoculars or a spotting scope. This two-toed sloth happened to be on the move one evening, and it was fascinating to see just how slowly sloths maneuver.     R e  a  l   y       r  e   a   l    y      s  l  o  w   l   y  .       R  e   a    l   y    .

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