Hartston, William

In public estimation and scientific investigations, sloths have undergone an astonishing transformation in the course of the past few years.  Thanks largely to YouTube clips posted by the sloth orphanage in Costa Rica, sloths have attracted a vast audience of admirers. No longer are they seen as total misfits in the modern world but, in the words of one specialist sloth investigator, they are “masters of the alternative lifestyle”.

This fascinating book will cover the history of sloths, from the prehistoric ground sloth to modern pygmy sloths in Panama, the current state of the science of sloths and will reveal the truth behind sloth behaviour.

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Atlantic PBS, January 2020.  222 pages, paperback, 24 plates with colour photos and black and white illustrations