Monkey frog in Peru, Owl butterfly in the Amazon, Shoebill in Uganda, infant lowland gorilla in gabon, green python in Borneo
Sloth in Peru.


Sloths are slow-moving animals found in the rainforests of Central and South America. Sloths spend most of their day sleeping.

Sloths are found in the canopy where they feed on trees leaves. They only come down to the ground about once a week to relieve themselves.

The sloth's fur is an entire ecosystem of its own: one study found more than 950 beetles on a single sloth living off the algae growing in its fur

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