Hoffman's Two-toed sloth
"Perezoso de dos dedos"
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.