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Where to See Sloths in Costa Rica

By Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012

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Sloths, or “perezosos,” are quite common in Costa Rica, and can be found everywhere from the cool cloud forests of Monteverde to the steamy lowland jungles along both coasts. Regardless, they can be rather difficult to see.

A sloth’s key to survival in the forest canopy is camouflage. They move so slowly that they don’t catch the attention of big cats, circling hawks or would-be wildlife photographers. Their coarse, grayish or yellowish coat blends well with the rainforests palette, more so once greenish algae grows in their fur.

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