Posted under wildlife (general)
OK, this is pretty remarkable: a BBC News article reports that a three-toed sloth in Panama was apparently killed and eaten by a spectacled owl. (A spectacled owl is a lot smaller than a sloth.) If this can happen, it’s pretty amazing there are any sloths at all! The article says that their main defense is camouflage: they blend in with the tree trunk, moss grows on their fur, and they move really slowly so they don’t attract attention. Riiiiight. Well, they are indeed hard to see, but I’ve been to Panama and Costa Rica and I’ve seen a fair number of sloths. They’re not that hard to see.