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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Orphaned Sloth

A young orphaned two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) hangs on the arm of her keeper at a sloth orphanage in Costa Rica. Sloths are threatened by human development and are prone to being killed by power lines and cars. Orphanages such as this one raise awareness of these issues, and money from entrance fees and donations go to sloth conservation. In this way, tourists can make a direct contribution to wildlife conservation.

TAGS: Conservation, Costa Rica, Rainforest, Sloth, Wildlife

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Jennifer Guyton.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2015
Total Views: 51
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 8, 2015, 4:45 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 14mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO1250
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