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On the edge: the Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth

The Critically Endangered pygmy three-toed sloth is endemic to a small island off the coast of Panama. Photo courtesy of Bryson Voirin.

The world’s smallest sloth is threatened by human incursions on its tiny island habitat. Though designated a protected area by the government, humans are illegally cutting down mangroves on the island for fuel and killing the pygmy three-toed sloth for food. Sloth-expert Voirin predicts that unless laws are enforced the sloth only has a few years left on the Earth.

To read more about this wonderful mammal (and see many more photos):
Forgotten species: the marooned pygmy three-toed sloth.

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