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Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth
2006-12-12 14:02:32

The Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a three-toed sloth that inhabits tropical rainforests from southern Central America to northeastern Argentina. This sloth lives high in the canopy. It has almost no tail or external ears. Its head is slightly rounded with a blunt nose. The body is covered with long and course hair. Very small green algae sometimes live in the pits...

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
2006-12-12 14:00:13

The Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Bradypus variegatus, is a species of sloth from Central and South America. It is the most widespread and common species of the group. It is found in many different kinds of environments, including evergreen and dry forests. Also, in highly unsettled natural areas. It is a solitary, nocturnal and daily animal, feeding on leaves of many species of...

Harpy Eagle
2005-06-09 09:20:05

The name "harpy eagle" usually refers to the neotropical eagle (Harpia harpyja). It is one of the largest and most powerful living eagles. It is found in lowland tropical rainforest from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. Physical Statistics Length: 1 m (females are longer than males), wingspan: 2 m, weight: 8 kg (females are heavier than males). Coloration: dark grey overall,...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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