Pygmy three-toed sloths are pretty laid back even as sloths go, but there's serious trouble in the Caribbean paradise where these highly specialised mangrove dwellers hang out. They were only recognised as a species in 2001, and with their population perhaps already numbering less than 1,000, time is rapidly running out. These diminutive sloths are fairly decent swimmers, can turn their heads 360 degrees and have a unique green algae that grows in their fur and provides camouflage.
Scientific name: Bradypus pygmaeus
Dwarf three-toed sloth
The following habitats are found across the Pygmy three-toed sloth distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Decreasing
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1