Save the sloths

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pygmy three toed sloth sitting on a branch

This is a video of the sloths Habiitat

Pygmy Three Toed Sloth moving slowly from tree to tree

Save The Sloths

Human ImpactThe most common reasons that the pygmy sloth is becoming extinct are Humans and poaching.HumansHumans are cutting down the red mangrove trees in which the pygmy three toed sloth lives in. Because they live in such a small area, this makes it hard for the sloths to survive. Mangrove threes are home as well as food for the pygmy three toed sloth as wellPoachingEven though humans don't live on Isla Escudo de Veruas, there are still visitors or tourists such as fishermen, lobster divers and local people. The are known to hunt the Pygmy three toed sloth which decreases their population even more.

PredatorsPredators of the pygmy three toed sloth have not been reported however other sloths have predators such as the harpy eagle, Jaguars, jagaurundis and ocelots

Population ChangeOver the last decade 80% of the population has been lost and now their population is down to less then 60 . In the graph below, I show what the future looks like for the pygmy sloth if things keep going as they are. By 2022, there will be no more of these delight able creature living that we know of.

Pygmy Three Toed Sloths are medium sized mammals belonging to the families megalonychidae and Bradypodidae. They are found on a really small island called Isla Escudo de Veruas and their scientific name is Bradypus pygmus. These animals are critically endangered

Scientific classificationCritically Endangered Kingdomm: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder: PilosaFamily:BradypodidaeGenus:Bradypus Specie B. pygmaeu

HabitatPygmy three-toed sloths live in Isla Escudo de Veruas spend most of their lives in trees, though they must descend to the ground to urinate. They can only crawl while on the ground, though they are good swimmers. In the trees, they hook themselves securely to branches with the three large claws on each of their feet. They often hang upside down from branches while in the trees. Their sole food is the leaves of the red mangrove trees where they live.

DietThe Pygmy Three Toed Sloth has a an nutrioutious diet and a very slow diegestive system which takes a month for its food to travel through.The food the Sloth contains in its diet of plant life are mainly buds leaves and the under shoot of a plant. The main thing this animal eats is red mangrove trees these sloths depends on the red mangrove tree for life although the pygmy three toed sloths diet is not very nutrios energising but it still keeps them going

Physical AppearancePygmy Three-Toed Sloths have a body length between 44 and 47 cms (17 - 18.5 inches), a tail length between 4 and 6 cms (1.5 - 2.4 inches) and they weigh between 2.5 and 3.5 kgs (5.5 - 7.7 lbs).They have long, coarse fur that is pale grey/brown in colour and they have a tan coloured face with a dark band across their forehead. They have three long, hook-clawed toes on each of their front feet.

key to a good life swing in trees swim be slow and relax

this is a video of sloth falling out of a tree

this is a baby sloth and its mother


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