three-toed sloth


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a sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot and each hindfoot

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Caption: To make a living as one of the rare mammals that eats only tree leaves, a brown-throated three-toed sloth may be getting some help from moths and sloth-specialist algae.
The South American nation of Suriname holds some of the most pristine tropical rainforest on Earth, sustaining a rich diversity of creatures, including the jaguar, poison dart frog, giant river otter and three-toed sloth.
The three-toed sloth spends about 18 hours of its day asleep and on the rare occasion it moves, it struggles to exceed 0.1mph.
1976.--Sex Ratios of Hoffmann's Sloth, Choloepus hoffmanniPetters and Three-toed Sloth, Bradypus infuscatus Wagler in Panama.
Reduction in tooth number is a common character among sloths, with the two genera of extant tree sloths (the three-toed sloth, Bradypus, and the two-toed sloth, Choloepus) possessing a 5/4 dental formula.
Take a good look at these pictures of the pygmy three-toed sloth, the Table Mountain ghost frog and the geometric yortoise.
The pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus) is one of the animals facing a bleak future.
Outside the government, the FBI looked like a three-toed sloth, while a fleet-footed and fearless Washington Post was unearthing the truth.
In captivity, three-toed sloth juveniles remain with their mothers between five and seven months after birth (Taube et al.
The area encompassing the headwaters of the Amazon River is home to 1 in 10 species on earth, and the two men were sufficiently lucky - and patient - to capture some of the most fascinating on film: a jaguar wading in the shallows of a river; an anaconda obscured by forest debris; a three-toed sloth with her baby on her belly, pulling herself across the sand on ungainly elbows.
Only the maned three-toed sloth and another newly discovered species found only on an island in Panama are listed as endangered.
His winning words included sporidia, fatwa, bum and, of course, ai - which is also a South American three-toed sloth.
the three-toed sloth source: www.pbs.org/journeyintoamazonia/bigtop.html
HOURS OF EYE POSITION ANIMAL SLEEP PER DAY DURING SLEEP Hairy armadillo 20.4 * * both closed Brown bat 19.9 * * Southern opossum 19.4 * * Ground squirrel 14.5 * * Domestic ferret 14.5 * * Mountain beaver 14.4 * * Burrowing owl 14.3 * ** one eye sometimes open Cat 13.2 * * Pigeon 11.9 * ** Domestic chicken 11.8 * ** Chimpanzee 10.8 * * Dog 10.7 * * Three-toed sloth 10.5 * * Fruit fly 10.0 ** ** no eyelids Human 7.7 * * Asiatic elephant 5.3 * * Cow 4.0 * * Horse 2.9 * * Giraffe 1.9 * * Bullfrog 0 SOURCES: INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, UCLA, & UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON