Mother pale-throated sloth and her baby - Anna Jurga
Mother pale-throated sloth and her baby.
"The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) – a species of three-toed sloth, mammal of the order of Pilosa, a typical member of the Bradypus genus. The pale-throated sloths live on trees in the forests of South America. As all three-toed sloths they are predominantly diurnal, although they can be active at any hour of the day. Their hair grows in the direction from belly to back, which is caused by their "hanging" lifestyle and the climate in which they live. Green algae live mutualistically between the microscopic scales on the surface of the guard hairs, giving the sloth a somewhat greenish appearance that serves as camouflage. The female gives birth to a single infant after a gestation period of about six months. The offspring cling to their mother's bellies for around nine months.
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