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Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth

                  
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This was actually a life long dream to finally see a sloth.  Fell in love with them watching video footage on Television as a child.
Finally, after missing them on our first trip to Costa Rica, found both two-toed and three-toed sloths in several places actually

Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth -winter- (Costa Rica)
Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth -winter- (Costa Rica)

Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth -winter- (Costa Rica)
Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth -winter- (Costa Rica)

Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth -winter- (Costa Rica)
Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth -winter- (Costa Rica)




Sloths (Differences between 2 toed and 3 toed)
*Note: the sloth has the slowest metabolism
of any living mammal on earth

2 Toed Sloth:
46 ribs
Short to no tail
Arms & Legs about the same length
6-7 Vertebrae
2 toed (fingers) on arms / 3 toed on legs / feet
Almost completely nocturnal
So-so swimmers
Color is: light tan to dark brown
Larger nose than 3 toed
Typically larger and also faster
Have bare flesh on their faces
Large wet nose




3 Toed Sloth:
28 ribs
Short stub tail (2.5 - 9cm)
Arms much longer than legs
9 Vertebrae
3 toed (fingers) on arms / 3 toed on legs / feet
Mostly diurnal
Good swimmer
Color is: black, brown, or gray
Smaller nose than 2 toed
Typically smaller and slower
Have black around eyes that goes down the neck
Have fur on their faces



Learn more about this species: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoffmann's_Sloth

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