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‘Slow is beautiful’, two-toed sloth in Ecuador

The sloth is only found in tropical forest regions of South and Central America. This slow but gentle mammal spends most of its life in the trees where it sleeps and feed on mainly leaves. Their stomachs are similar to those of ruminants – multi-chambered and with a high number of bacteria which help in the digestion process. The sloth is absolutely dependent on the forests, and the main threat to its existence is habitat destruction caused by human activity.

Year: 2014

From album: World Forest Ecosystems

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Carbon climate Cycles fauna gas Global Green House Hydrological wildlife

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