What is the sloth’s conservation status?



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    The International Union of Concerned Scientists has assigned a “data deficient” rating to the sloth rather than giving it a conservation status.

    However, this cute report on the sloth I found from an elementary student, does say they are endangered due to loss of habitat. (see second citation below)

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    In general, not much is known about either of the two species of sloths. Sloths live in the trees in tropical forests where it is difficult to study them and determine their population sizes. In some areas sloths are relatively abundant and are seen frequently. Much work needs to be done on so many species to determine if their populations are stable or declining.

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    The pygmy three-toed sloth is listed as critically endangered and the maned three-toed sloth as endangered. The pale-throated three-toed sloth, brown-throated sloth, Linne’s two-toed sloth, and Hoffman’s two-toed sloth are all listed as least concern with unknown population trends.

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