Sloth snaps

Convento La Popa, Cartegena, October 19th, 2012

At the entrance to the Convento La Popa (a beautiful spot high up and affording great views of Cartegena), there were lots of people selling things to earn money from the tourists. We opted to buy our photo with a sloth.

It was a very cute creature. Tony was did a bit of web research about keeping sloths as pets. It can be done. But, I noted that they live for 25 to 30 years and that they like to mark their territory with dung middens.

9 thoughts on “Sloth snaps

    • And the sloths aren’t too bad, either!

      Hi Guys! Chris P. sent me the link to the On Delay blog, and I’ve had fun catching up with your doings, from the beginning.

      Go Giants (in the World Series again)!!

  1. How unique that would be as a pet, off or on-board! Except for the dung middens :), but maybe they can be trained to use the head? As long as they don’t find flushing cheap entertainment …

  2. December 11, 2012, Green Turtle Cay Marina, Panama
    We saw a sloth in the wild today. There is one hanging around the marina — in fact, it had recently been removed from a sailboat where it was found hanging on the lifeline.
    However, we saw it high up in a tree. With the binoculars, I was able to see its face clearly — it was looking out across the tree tops.

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