Pygmy three-toed sloth

This species of sloth can be found exclusively in Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Caribbean Sea of ​​Panama.

The three-toed pygmy sloth is in serious danger of extinction.

At the moment the population of this species is around 100 specimens.

Its habitat is surrounded by mangroves, this being essential for its survival.

These sloths spend most of their time hidden thanks to their camouflage made up of long gray fur and sometimes greenish due to the moss that can grow on them.

Unfortunately, many fishermen and visitors cut down trees using them as charcoal for their camp fires, which is detrimental to all the native species of Isla Escudo de Veraguas.

Pygmy sloths are a lovely creature, small and defenseless against human predation.

Bocas Tours runs boat tours to Isla Escudo de Veraguas departing from Isla Colón, Bocas del Toro.