Bradypus pygmaeus, known as pygmy three-toed sloth, is a critically endangered species because of human threats and predators. They are endemic to Isla Escudo de Veraguas, an island in Panama that is protected as a wildl... More »

Three-toed sloths are endangered because of the deforestation of the rainforests, which are the sloths' natural habitat. The three-toed sloth depends upon the rainforests of Central and South America for protection and f... More »

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According to a 2012 study by the Zoological Society of London, there are likely fewer than 100 pygmy three-toed sloths remaining in the wild. The population census was conducted during a nine-day expedition to Escudo Isl... More »

According to Conserve Nature, some of the adaptations of the sloth are long arms, curved feet, curved claws and a slow metabolism. These adaptations help the sloth to not only survive, but thrive in its habitat. More »

According to "National Geographic" magazine, the natural habitat of the three-toed sloth is the rainforests of Central and South America. Their range extends from southern Mexico to central Brazil, though they are most h... More »

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A sloth eats leaves, buds, twigs, fruit and insects. Once in a while, it may eat a small rodent, but the bulk of its diet comes from the trees in which it lives. More »

The main predators of sloths are jaguars, large birds of prey and snakes. The sloth's long claws, which are more often used for climbing trees and hanging from branches, are its only defense against predators in the wild... More »