Three Toed Sloth Daytime Crawl before Climbing a Tree
A Three-toed Sloth, also known as a Brown-throated sloth, crawling out of the tall grass by the beach in search of a coconut tree to climb in Costa Rica. The one in this video is a female sloth.This particular female Three-toed sloth was spotted coming out of the tall grass that borders the black sands of Tortuguero Beach in Costa Rica. Three-toed Sloths make themselves vulnerable by climbing down from the canopy in order to perform number two somewhere discreet at ground level. Why do you think they do that?With regards to velocity, Three-toed Sloths clock speeds of up to 0.09 miles per hour; slower than a turtle.Four interesting Three-toed Sloth facts covered in this video are:Sloths love to be up in the trees,descending to ground level only once a week......to go #2.The Three-toed Sloth is the slowest mammalon the planet, metabolically speaking.An unusually shaped pelvis, andlonger arms than legs make it very difficultfor sloths to walk on the ground.A sloth will grow moss on its hair and use it ascamouflage to hide from predators.
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