Quick action for slow mover

Animals in the wild are prone to accidents, too. One example is a two-toed sloth that appears to have fallen from a tree in La Cruz, Guanacaste.

The animal only infrequently travels from its tree canopy home to ground level, but neighbors said it appears that this sloth was knocked out by a fall.

The two-toed variety of sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) can be found from northern Nicaragua into northern South America. They are creatures of the night, and are less commonly seen than their three-toed relative.

Policía de Fronteras officers offered the ailing sloth a lift to environmental workers in Liberia for recovery. Neighbors said they feared that without human involvement other animals would attack the groggy sloth, said police.


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