All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Hoffman's Two-toed sloth</b>
"Perezoso de dos dedos"
<em>Choloepus hoffmanni</em>
Quepos, Costa Rica

Our sharp-eyed driver spotted this sloth along the road. It was the best view we had all week! The sloth was grooming itself with its front le...
Hoffman's Two-toed sloth
"Perezoso de dos dedos"
Choloepus hoffmanni
Quepos, Costa Rica

Our sharp-eyed driver spotted this sloth along the road. It was the best view we had all week! The sloth was grooming itself with its front leg. We never saw a 3-toed sloth this clearly, they were just a ball of fur high in the trees.
Sloths move very slowly. Their fur often has a greenish tint due to algae that grow on the hairs. Moths sometimes live in their fur! They stay in the trees except once a week when they go to the ground to defecate.

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