Three-toed Sloth | Photograph by Matthijs Hollanders (@matthijs.hollanders)
“During a late-night hike through the Chocoan lowlands of Ecuador,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Matthijs Hollanders, “we came across a three-toed sloth close to the ground who was willing to pose for some quick photos.”
To celebrate #InternationalSlothDay, here are three facts for you about the three-toed sloth:
• The sloth is world’s slowest animal, so sedentary that algae grows on its furry coat.
• Sloths sleep in trees, and they sleep a lot — some 15 to 20 hours every day.
• The three-toed sloth emits a long, high-pitched call that echoes through the forests as “ahh-eeee” Because of this cry these sloths are sometimes called ais (pronounced “eyes”).