Meet Scout and Sylvia, the Pygmy three-toed sloth mascots for the 2020 Fall Product Program! A small and large plush sloth are two of the rewards for the 2020 Fall Product Program. Scout sloth is earned at the $350 level, and Sylvia sloth at $750.
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Facts about the Pygmy three-toed sloth:
There are two different types of sloths, two-toed and three-toed. Of the three-toed sloths, there are four living species: Brown-throated sloth; Maned sloth; Pale-throated sloth; and the Pygmy three-toed sloth.
The Pygmy three-toed sloth is the smallest of the three-toed sloths and was only recognized as a distinct species in 2001.
Pygmy three-toed sloths can only be found on the Isla Escudo de Veraguas, off the coast of mainland Panama.
Pygmy three-toed sloths can extend their tongues 10 to 12 inches out of their mouths.
The sloths move incredibly slowly and mainly live in red mangrove trees. They can stay up in the trees for as long as seven days and usually only descend to the ground to urinate and defecate.
These sloths are considered critically endangered due to habitat destruction. Humans cutting down the red mangrove trees in which they live, making it hard for these sloths to survive. There are less than 100 Pygmy three-toed sloths left in the world.
Sloths are great swimmers and can hold their breath underwater for up to 40 minutes.
Pygmy three-toed sloths primarily feed on the leaves on the red mangrove trees in which they live.
The sloths outsmart their predators by relying on camouflage provided by the algae that grows on their fur; this aIlows them to blend in with the mangrove trees, making it hard to spot them.
The average Pygmy three-toed sloth is 20 inches long and can weigh between 5.5 lbs – 8 lbs.
To learn more facts about sloths and the efforts to save them, you can visit the websites below:
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