What a surprise!

Just three meters above ground close...

Zweifinger-Faultier

...to our tree nursery we discovered a two-toed sloth in heavy rain. It was not at all impressed by our presence. It was the first time in 20 years that we encountered this species in our reserve. Sloths are hard to discover because they do move extremely slow and normally stick to the canopy part of the trees. They live purely vegetarian and mostly hang upside down in the trees. The parting of their hair accordingly runs along the belly to drain off the rain water. Permanent moisture allows algae to grow in the sloths hair which gives them a slightly greenish touch. And makes them even harder to discover.