Round like a big brown leaf, a three-fingered sloth is high in the branches of this tree near the second house we rented. All sloths have three toes on their hind legs, but Bradypus variegatus have three claws or "fingers" on their front legs/arms. Choloepus hoffmanni have two claws/fingers on their front legs/arms. They're not related to monkeys, so it's hard to say they have arms, but the way they move makes it look like they have arms and legs. I like to call the three-fingered ones as Brady and the others Chloe because I have a hard time with the scientific names and they don't really have three fingers. They're just claws.
Costa Rica - the Caribbean coast January 1st 2015 Costa Rica is a wonderfully beautiful country that deserves it’s progressive and environmentally-minded reputation. This was a short trip and we were only in the Puerto Viejo area, on the Caribbean coast south of Limón, but we saw and did so much, I have plenty to write about!
The three-toed sloths, the bottlenose and tucuxí dolphins, the beautiful beaches, the two-toed sloths, the frogs, t ... read more
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info