Are sloths endangered?



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    Yes, there are less than 10,000 sloth bears remaining in the wild. They are threatened, like most endangered species, by human activity that decreases their numbers, strips their habitats of resources, and takes away their roaming range. Protection efforts have increased, but some Asian countries (and some U.S. States) still allow hunting and unrestricted trade of their pelts and other parts.

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    Two of the six species of sloth -the maned sloth and the pygmy three-toed sloth- are currently endangered, and others may follow suit soon.  The reason is that sloths spend their entire lives in the trees, which are being cut down at an alarming rate.  

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