PHOTO OF THE DAY - Hoffmann's two-toed sloth hanging with two-month-old baby, Costa Rica. For the first 3-8 months of a baby sloth’s life, it clings to its mother, even after it has been weaned. While holding onto her young, a female sloth will hiss and swipe their long claws at a potential predator, in order to keep her baby safe. For more information about sloths, follow the Sloth Conservation Foundation (of which I am a proud trustee) at Sloths! or visit www.slothconservation.com.