Costa Rica
There are two types of sloths in Costa Rica. This is the Three-toed Sloth. It has a black stripe down its back, a tiny head with a white face mask and a stumpy tail. It is easily spotted because it feeds in the treetops during the day. Sloths are not muscular because so much of their body is stomach. The leaves they eat digest very slowly and they have a very slow metabolism. The female sloth carries her baby for about 6 months while moving slowly through the trees and sleeping up to 18 hours a day. If the baby falls to the ground, however, the mother ignores its calls and abandons it. Sloths don't hear or see well, and don't clean their fur. Communities of moths live in the fur and feed on the algae growing there!