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Sloth "on a stick" Manaus  Brazil

Sloth "on a stick"

We were on one of a several river journeys near Anavilhanas Lodge west of Manaus, looking for the expected dolphin, bird, or snake and right in front of us we find a sloth swimming across the wide river! Slow as molasses on land, but really not bad swimmers. Our guide circled the boat and gently lifted the sloth on to his oar. A totally, totally docile animal that exhibited not the slightest fear or annoyance. We transported our guest to the river bank destination and shook him off the oar gently on to a tree. Look at the fur mid-body. Oddly shaped like another animal's head. Weird!