Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The elusive sloth! At last!

I finally managed to see sloths in the wild!  On a recent trip to Panama we were able to see several three-toed sloths.  Here is a photo of one of the males.  We spent our trip in Bocas del Toro, Panama, which was gorgeous and offered great snorkeling as well as some nice jungle habitat.  We spent a few nights at La Loma Jungle Lodge, which had gorgeous accommodations in an eco-lodge in the rainforest.  We saw a mom and baby sloth off the main lodge platform upon arrival and several more when we took an excursion to see some bat caves.  

On previous trips to Costa Rica and Ecuador I failed to see the world's slowest animal, so although having been lucky enough to see leopards and cheetahs and other speedy, elusive creatures...the sloth was my great hope for this trip.  Very happy to finally see them!!!

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