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Celebrating Sloths

'What's uuuup...' exclaims our sloth, Rainbow White, named by my daughter. Happy International Sloth day! Perhaps Rainbow White's taking time out from filming Star Wars, who knows. These sweet, slow moving tree-dwellers are also remarkably good at swimming and can be found in the rainforests of South and Central America so long as deforestation doesn't wipe them out. There are two species of sloths: two-toed and three-toed but unfortunately, Pygmy three-toed sloths are critically endangered and maned sloths are vulnerable (https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sloth). But, luckily in this tropical rainforest they'll always be surrounded by colourful trees and vegetation thanks to my little flower for colouring it in.

Should you wish to find out any more about sloth conservation, you might like to check out https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sloth