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Sloths

Help Our Sloths

Sloths are specialized for a life in the treetops! Their long claws help provide them with a strong grip, allowing them to hang from trees for most of their lives. Although they rarely leave treetops, sloths are actually good swimmers, using their long arms to help them move through the water. Sloths are slow moving animals and may sleep for up to 15-20 hours every day! There are both two and three toed sloths which can be distinguished by looking at the number of claws on their front feet.

Current Project

Saving Sloths

Sloths are some of the slowest moving animals on the planet. Unfortunately, sloths, and other animals living in areas like Panama are threatened by habitat destruction. In an effort to help protect these animals, the Panamerican Conservation Association has worked to create a rescue and rehabilitation program for sloths and related species in the Republic of Panama. Through their work, they have pioneered rescue efforts for two and three toed sloths, rescuing hundreds of these animals since 2006. The focus of their work includes rescue efforts, medical care for sloths, as well as rehabilitation and release programs. Additionally, the Panamerican Conservation Association coordinates scientific research efforts and educational outreach programs to learn more about sloths, and educate others about the importance of their conservation!

 

Our Partner

Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion (APPC) (PanAmerican Conservation Association)