Sloths of Costa Rica

Sloths of Costa Rica

Sloths were one of the animals that we were really hoping to see during our tip to Costa Rica. We ended up seeing 5 different sloths I believe. There are two species of sloth in Costa Rica, Brown-throated 3 toed sloth and Hoffman’s 2 toed sloth. We got to see both of them, although 4 of the 5 were the 3 toed sloths. We also got lucky enough to have one about 25 feet from our room at Nayara Hotel in the Arenal area of Costa Rica. I spent a lot of time photographing him and that is where I got my best shots. They are definitely some weird looking creatures. It was interesting to watch them climb around the tree in almost slow motion.

Hoffman's Two Toed Sloth

Hoffman’s Two Toed Sloth

Hoffman's Two Toed Sloth

Hoffman’s Two Toed Sloth

Brown-throated Three Toed Sloth

Brown-throated Three Toed Sloth

Brown-throated Three Toed Sloth

Brown-throated Three Toed Sloth

Brown-throated Three Toed Sloth

Brown-throated Three Toed Sloth

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