Three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus) - Costa Rica

Jason Weigner

Coupeville, United States

Artist's Description

A female Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) from Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica.

Three-toed sloths have an extremely slow metabolism. It can take a sloth up to a month to digest a meal of leaves. Three-toed sloths feed almost exclusively on leaves and the long digestion period lets them extract the limited and difficult to accesses nutrients found in tropical tree leaves.

The other day I rescued one of these from the middle of a highway which sent me on a sloth kick and so I dug up this sloth photo from Costa Rica. They are one amazing animal to see up close and the feel of there fur is… remarkable, unlike any other creature’s fur I have felt.

Nikon D80
1/160
f/5.6
ISO 400
No flash
September 20, 2007

Artwork Comments

  • serendip
  • Jason Weigner
  • sarnia2
  • Ruth Lambert
  • Jason Weigner
  • Stephen Maxwell
  • Jason Weigner
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.