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And if they can’t make it there, they can’t make it anywhere. The island, with its red mangroves, is their only habitat.
Only recently discovered, this sloth is dwarfed by its mainland kin and also distinguished by a dark band across its forehead. Spending nearly all its time in the trees, falling into the water for a swim now and then, it’s rarely vulnerable to natural predators.
But humans are another matter. Their poaching and destruction of mangroves has already reduced the population by more than 80%, and education and stronger law enforcement is desperately needed, says EDGE (learn more on the EDGE website), which seeks funding to help this effort.
It’s up to us all to ensure the pygmy three-toed makes it. Ask Escudo De Veraguas to do all it can to save this sloth.