Amazon Lowlands - Nina Zitani
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Brown-throated Sloth

Brown-throated, three-toed sloths live in the canopy of trees and spend a lot of time in a hanging position. It was the high water season so our boat was closer to the canopy, and this sloth was conveniently in a small tree at the river's edge. Usually they are high in the sky, but not on this day. Seasonally flooded forest, Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru.

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