Surprise Close By

A while ago, I was walking to my nursery, and I had a really nice encounter. Moving along the electricity wire was a Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni), behind one of the cabins, next to the main building.

I ran and called the kids, some of them came and we stayed behind some trees and watched “the traveler.”   What a surprise, we saw that this guy wasn´t really going too far, it had a plan, and we got to see it.  He got in between the two electrical wires and just stayed there like he was in hammock and took a nap!!!
Sloth Panama

After the nap we saw it moving along the electricity wire again.  This time he made his way, closer to the main building, to another spot, for another nap.
Wildlife Panama

On the Tranquilo Bay grounds, we can see both the Two-toed and Three-toed Sloths. Three-toed Sloths (Bradypus variegarus) are more common.  Also, Three-toed Sloth are  mostly active during the day which makes them easier to find. This particular find was very special because Two-toed Sloths are mostly nocturnal, but the nocturnal habits are not always a rule, as you can see in these pictures.
Panama Two-toed Sloth

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