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3-Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
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20090612_Male_Three_Toed_Sloth.jpg

I know this is a male 3-toed sloth because I also got some photos of his back which had the distinctive male marking. external link We were very lucky on this day and saw several sloths fairly close up and most were actually moving.

By contrast, in Costa Rica we saw a few sloths but each one looked like a large ball of moss.


Amazon jungle, Peru   •  (Photo posted Friday 12 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 04:21:28 Wednesday April 8, 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Toed_Sloth
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3-Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
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20090622_Three_Toed_Sloth_Markings_On_Back.jpg

This photo shows the distinctive markings on the backs of all male 3-toed sloths.internal link
Amazon jungle, Peru   •  (Photo posted Friday 12 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 04:21:28 Wednesday April 8, 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #On_Back
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3-Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
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20091201_Three_Toed_Sloth_Soaking_Wet.jpg

We were in our skiff and someone spotted this soaking wet sloth climbing a tree. In the wet season the water goes much farther inland and the sloths must swim from tree to tree instead of walk.


Amazon jungle, Peru   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 December, 2009)   •  (Photo taken 06:07:52 Wednesday 8 April, 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Soaking_Wet
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20091202_Three_Toed_Sloth_Still_Climbing.jpg

This photo was taken about a half an hour after we first saw this wet sloth.internal link He was still climbing which was not surprising because he was a sloth after all.


Amazon jungle, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 2 December, 2009)   •  (Photo taken 06:40:23 Wednesday 8 April, 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Still_Climbing
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