Celebrating Feather the Sloth
Introducing 'Feather' the sloth, sketched by me and coloured in - as well as named - by my daughter to celebrate International Sloth Day today. These slow-moving, tree-dwelling animals from the Pilosa order- they're from the same family as anteaters, not monkeys as often thought - are endangered due to human poaching and habitat destruction of the tropical rain forests where they live in Central and South America (https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sloth).
There are two-toed and three-toed sloths, and of these, Pygmy three-toed sloths are critically endangered (https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sloth). So, on a slow-moving, chilled out, sunny Sunday, maybe we could find a second to give these cute little guys a moments thought.