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Saving the Slowest Mammal on Earth

Sloth is one of the seven deadly sins; meaning laziness and failure to act on ones talents. So why did the animal sloth get this name? They may be slow, but they are not lazy. They are efficient in conserving energy and they certainly utilize their talent by being able to hang in a tree and hide from potential threats and pesky tourists (even researchers who know where to look for them!)!

I sought out The Sloth Conservation Foundation Founder, Rebecca Cliffe and Development Director, Tess Robitschko, to share the story of the sloth and clear up this myth that sloth are lazy! We did a live FaceBook event and had a great audience turnout. However, we had some audio and video trouble but we got many questions answered. I merged our show into audio and it is available below. I was unable to show the beautiful photographs by Suzi Eszterhas that are shown below. Suzi is a board member of the Sloth Conservation Foundation and co-authored a book with Rebecca Cliffe in which these photographs and more can be found. Here is a link to their website and to the book Sloths: Life in the Slow Lane. It is definitely worth your time to check out the audio, the website and the book!!


All Photos below, except Logo are by Suzi Eszterhas.

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