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member of the order Edentata of anteaters. A shaggy-haired, multicolored arboreal animal remarkable for its immobility and slowness of movement when it does move. It spends much time hanging by its paws in a belly-up, face-up position. There are several genera including the three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) and the two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus).
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I ended up staying for a couple of days and helping out with the sloths that had been rescued from poachers.
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One reason both two- and three-fingered sloths have ended up up-ended is that it helps them carry out their fastidious grooming for several hours a day.
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Slow and ungainly on the ground, sloths are in their element in the trees.
Minimum time sloths sleep every day - but they can snooze for up to 20 hours
Pygmy sloths are the smallest and slowest sloths in the world and remain Critically Endangered.
Keeper Boudewijn Stenbreker, 37, said: "Baby sloths need to cuddle, especially when they nurse.