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Three-toed sloth, Costa Rica

Photo of the Day: A Slow Climb

8/13/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Scott Nielsen was photographing butterflies in Costa Rica when he spotted a young three-toed sloth slowly descending from the tree top. Sloths live in the forest canopy, but they have to visit the ground every few days to defecate. Scott […] Read more >

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Hoda Holds a Scorpion

3/27/2012 // By David Mizejewski

Here’s a clip of NWF’s most recent appearance on the Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to promote National Wildlife Week. Of the two hosts, Hoda is a the more skittish when it comes to the animals […] Read more >

Mid-Week Refresh: Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown

2/2/2012 // By NWF

Ranger Rick magazine just published an adorable — and informative — article about the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. It was published at a time when sloths are enjoying quite a bit of fame. For example, we love this video […] Read more >

Protesters carry an inflatable Keystone Xl pipeline around the White House during the Nov. 6th rally. (Photo: Marine Jaouen)

Labor and Conservation Groups Deride Keystone XL

12/15/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

The oil lobby is urging its allies in Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, to attach a Keystone XL pipeline rider to tax legislation by the end of the year, although President Obama has threatened to veto any bill with […] Read more >

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Mid-Week Refresh: Meet the Cutest Sloth Orphans in the World

12/14/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

If your week feels like it’s dragging on, just think how exhausted these guys must be once Friday rolls around. Sure, eating carrots and cuddling each other in blanket-coats doesn’t look like hard work, but at the world’s only sloth […] Read more >

This guy was "hanging around" outside our hotel one evening.

Habitat Fragmentation Creates Hazards for Wildlife, Especially the Slow Ones

2/11/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Of all the wildlife I saw on my recent trip to Costa Rica (go ahead, be a little jealous), my favorite by far was the sloth. Yes, the capuchin monkeys of Manuel Antonio were cute, and it’s true the tropical […] Read more >