Amazon Lowlands - Nina Zitani
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Climbing Sloth

This brown-throated, three-toed sloth was high in the canopy of a tree in seasonally flooded forest of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru. Three-toed sloths are fairly common in this part of the Amazon, due in part to the reduction in population of one of their main predators, the harpy eagle. Harpy eagles pluck sloths and monkeys from their canopy homes, but due to habitat loss and other anthropogenic causes the harpy eagle is now an endangered species. (Mammalia: order Pilosa: family Bradypodidae, "Bradypus variegatus"). "Tonal" filter used.

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