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Here is a mother sloth and her young. Female sloths give birth to one baby sloth every year. Their gestation period lasts usually around 6 months and they carry their young around for up to six months after that.

This picture shows how well the Maned Sloth is camoflaged. Camoflage is the sloth's main and only line of defense against predators. If it fails, they could quite possibly be another creature's dinner. Its main predators include big cats, such as the puma.

This sloth is about to indulge in some very delicious leaves. Leaves, flowers and small twigs make up a sloths diet. The Maned Sloth has a multi-chambered stomachs with cellulose digesting bacteria that allows it to get its required nutrients from its very nutrient-poor food source.

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