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Three-toed Sloth | Photograph by Matthijs Hollanders (@matthijs.hollanders)
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“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”).

Three-toed Sloth | Photograph by Matthijs Hollanders (@matthijs.hollanders)
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“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.”
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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”).

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@planetillustrated

Oh wow!!! What a beautiful shot ❤️❤️

@aveeeeek

✌️👌 sloth, slowest one but the cutest one

@alison_tarheel

I think sloths are pretty amazing animals.

@mervekrbyz

@elif.iince haaahhhhh aaaaaaahhhhhhh haaağğhhh

@moosmoos533

Trust me,I’ll catch you 😇.

@alvise_parenti

@marta_sartorelli Ahahah, cerco di toccarti il culo

@marta_sartorelli

Esemplare di @alvise_parenti che tende all'infinito

@morkovkin27

Luke, I am your farther!

@exploringcalifornia

So you think you can dance.

@4lbert_0

Trochę jak z obrazu michala aniola hehe

@pamistry

@kennethghc best looking sloth out there

@pamistry

@aprilmelody93 I love everything about this!!

@swap.koshti

Nice!! Amazing capture!!

@hereiamjds

Looks like it's telling someone "Bring it on mf!"

@muffy_52_

So precious.

@mireiaesmas

Si en el fondo los adoras! @yttih

@dxdsxc

Perfect

@aprilmelody93

@pamistry dude this sloth is so majestic

@maddieharnett

@miaaabeeee In that case I'll need to borrow your phone tonight

@nomad_in09

Mocking birds

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