Our second story is dedicated to the maned three-toed sloth. It spends most of its life in the branches of trees, either hanging upside down or sitting in a fork.
It is the most threatened sloth species, because it is only found in the Atlantic coastal rainforest of Brazil; a small area that is disturbed and fragmented, and getting rapidly smaller as a result of logging, charcoal extraction, and clearance for plantations and cattle pasture.
The accompanying Object Story is a link to a work by Australian artist, Janet Laurence, entitled ‘VANISHING’.
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