Stop deforestation in Panama - Save the pygmy three-toed sloth!

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Sloths are the world's slowest mammals. They unhurriedly roam the rainforests of Central and South America while algae grows on its fur, which helps them camouflage with the trees. There are two main types of sloths: the two-toed and the three-toed. On this page, however, we will concentrate on one species of the three-toed. One that urgently needs our help.

The critically endangered pygmy three-toed sloth is the smallest of the three-toed. It has an average size of 23 inches and weights less than nine pounds. This herbivore can only be found on the Isla Escudo de Veraguas in Panama, where it mangroves through the trees and occasionally swims. The place is protected, but its natural resources are exploited for extraction of timber, fisheries and increasing tourism and trash. Their current population is less than a hundred. According to Jeremy Hance, on a Mongabay article from 2012, "the pygmy three-toed sloth is listed as number 16 in the world’s 100 most unique and imperiled mammals, compiled by ZSL’s EDGE program, which measures animals not on their public appeal, but on a scientific score based on their endangerment status and their evolutionary uniqueness." This animal's survival relies on its habitat and what it can provide, and sadly there is not and has never been enough conservation attempts or support for both the pygmy sloth or its surroundings. Until now.

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