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Illustration by Natalya Zahn

Three-Toed Sloths

Three-toed sloths live mostly in the trees, munching on leaves and fruit. They move very slowly along branches in search of food (lower right). They are easily distinguished from two-toed sloths by the number of claws on their front feet (lower left).

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Animals of the Southwestern Amazonian Moist Forests
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