Feeling Lazy in Panama

I had just been saying I wanted to see a sloth, (I really wasn’t whining, really) when the guide pointed up and said, “There’s one.” Now, of course, I find out that they are pretty common. There are both 2 and 3-toed Sloths here. The larger 2-toed sloth eats the tender young leaves

Two-toed Sloth

while the 3-toed eats the older ones.

3-toed sloth

I am full of lunch and like the slow-moving Sloth, not too motivated. So it’s time for siesta.  I’m going out again on a bird tour at 3.  

sleeping sloth

The line mark down this guy’s back means he is male, or so I have been told.


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2 responses to “Feeling Lazy in Panama

  1. I saw a sloth (not sure which species) just recently at the Dallas Aquarium, of all places. I took my niece – who had a great time – but I felt sorry for the animals and stopped taking pictures about halfway through. Seeing these sloths in the wild must have been great – I enjoyed your photos.

  2. Feeling lucky and awesome in Panama! Sweet!

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