WHAT IS THE PYGMY THREE TOED SLOTH?
The pygmy three toed sloth is a type of sloth that is really endangered. The sloth is pretty tiny, with brown fur, long arms, and three toes.
WHERE DOES IT LIVE?
The sloths live in the tiny area of the red mangrove forests on isla escudo de veraguas panama.
WHAT DOES IT NEED TO SURVIVE?
In order to survive the sloth needs the red grove forests. They eat the leaves on the trees, and use the trees as camoflauge to hide from predators.
WHAT IS IMPACTING THIS SPECIES ENVIRONMENT?
Habitat destruction. The mangrove forests are being destroyed.
HOW DOES THIS IMPACT THE SPECIES LIFE STYLE?
Its causing them to go extinct and now there are less than 500. Since there are not a lot left it makes it harder to find each other to reproduce. And since they use the trees to hide, they are exposed to any potential predators.
WHAT ARE WE DOING TO STOP THIS PROBLEM?
People are raising money to increase law enforcement within the reserve. They are also trying to Educate more people in hopes they will help. People are also working towards stopping poaching and habitat destroying.
What is happening to the Pygmy three toed sloth is very sad. But hopefully humans can work together to prevent this from happening.