three-toed sloth


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three-toed sloth

(thrē′tōd′)
n.
See sloth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.three-toed sloth - a sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot and each hindfootthree-toed sloth - a sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot and each hindfoot
tree sloth, sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
Bradypus, genus Bradypus - type genus of the Bradypodidae: three-toed sloths
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Kyle Goes Alone is a children's picturebook about learning independence, from the perspective of a young three-toed sloth in its natural habitat.
The Sky 1 show sees the presenter trek through the Amazon rainforest in the hope of spotting and snapping some of the creatures he read about as a youngster, from the three-toed sloth to the pink river dolphin.
Over in Costa Rica, Max Hug Williams (right) is helping a baby three-toed sloth who's started to respond to her pneumonia medicine.
Hardly surprising since, even at top speed, this three-toed sloth can only muster 0.
The South American nation of Suriname holds some of the most pristine tropical rainforest on Earth, sustaining a rich diversity of creatures, including the jaguar, poison dart frog, giant river otter and three-toed sloth.
The three-toed sloth spends about 18 hours of its day asleep and on the rare occasion it moves, it struggles to exceed 0.
Take a good look at these pictures of the pygmy three-toed sloth, the Table Mountain ghost frog and the geometric yortoise.
The pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus) is one of the animals facing a bleak future.
Outside the government, the FBI looked like a three-toed sloth, while a fleet-footed and fearless Washington Post was unearthing the truth.
The area encompassing the headwaters of the Amazon River is home to 1 in 10 species on earth, and the two men were sufficiently lucky - and patient - to capture some of the most fascinating on film: a jaguar wading in the shallows of a river; an anaconda obscured by forest debris; a three-toed sloth with her baby on her belly, pulling herself across the sand on ungainly elbows.
The stripy-furred, three-toed sloth hangs around on branches like a handbag.