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2014-06-10 23:16:25

Guests staying at Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio aided in the rescue of a baby sloth found abandoned on the hotel property in the Costa Rican rainforest. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Tulemar Resort is a unique resort located in tropical Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Spanning over thirty-three acres, Tulemar is popular for its panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and luxurious accommodations set in the midst of the rainforest. Jungle wildlife is abundant on the property...

2013-12-16 23:01:00

Baby registry is opportunity for public to buy gifts for the baby sloth through donations. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 National Aquarium has announced today the birth of Scout, a Linne’s two-toed sloth born on November 17, 2013. The newest addition to the Upland Tropical Rain Forest and the second born to Ivy, one of the five sloths in the exhibit, Scout is the fourth sloth born at National Aquarium. To celebrate the birth of Scout, National Aquarium has set up a baby...

2013-07-30 23:02:15

Children's book author, conservationist, and environmental educator, Julia Heckathorn, defies odds, skirts death on expedition and is granted trust with local community of Panama. Conservation projects approved. Gainesville, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Julia Heckathorn was visiting Panama’s Escudo Island in September, 2012, documenting for the first time what pygmy sloths eat and establishing relationships with local authorities, when she was bitten by a Fer-de-lance pit viper. Though...


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Pale-throated Sloth, Bradypus tridactylus
2014-08-13 14:57:39

The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in northern areas of South America. Its range includes Guyana, French Guiana, some areas of Brazil, and western areas of Colombia and Venezuela. This species can only be found in tropical rainforests. It is not thought to hold any subspecies and is closely related to the brown-throated sloth, which shares some areas of its range. The pale-throated sloth differs in size depending upon the sex,...

Brown-throated Sloth, Bradypus variegatus
2014-08-13 14:47:30

The brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in Central and South America. Its range extends from Honduras through Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica to Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and eastern areas of Peru. It is not thought to reside in the Amazon rainforest or in areas east of the Rio Negro. This species resides in a number of habitats including disturbed habitats, evergreen forests, and arid forests at elevations of up to 3,900...

Maned Sloth, Bradypus torquatus
2014-05-05 11:17:21

The maned sloth or ai (Bradypus torquatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can only be found in southeastern Brazil, in the Atlantic coastal rainforest. It prefers to live in humid habitats like evergreen forests, but has been found in secondary and semi-deciduous forests. The average rainfall in areas where this species can be found reaches forty-seven inches per year. The maned sloth varies in size depending upon the sex, with males reaching an average body length between...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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