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Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth

(Bradypus variegatus)

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The Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth also called Three-toed Sloth. A light brown and whitish mammal with long, coarse hair; sometimes fur has a greenish tinge; round head; white face with black mask; three long, curved claws on each leg; 40to 80cm (16to 31in). (Perezoso de Tres Dedos, Perico Ligero, Cúcula).


Low and middle elevation forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; arboreal; usually hangs from tree branch by its claws; diurnal and nocturnal.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus), Costa Rica